Resumes & Cover Letters

A resume and cover letter are often the primary tools in applying for professional internships, jobs, scholarships and graduate school. These documents make your first impression with an organization. To be most effective, tailor every resume and cover letter you submit. We can work with you regardless of your level of experience--from first time resume writers to seasoned professionals--working with our advisors will improve your chances of success!

Request Advising Appointment

The purpose of this appointment:

To review your materials with an advisor and to receive helpful tips and objective feedback on your materials. You will leave with greater confidence and knowledge of how to craft the most effective application materials.

To prepare for this appointment: 

Update your resume to include the most recent and relevant information.

Do some research on your intended audience and note the following:

  • What is most important to this industry or organization?
  • What key words, concepts, or ideas relate to this industry or organization?

What to bring:

A copy of your resume (if you have one) or a list of things that you think you would include in your first resume.

A copy of a specific opportunity for which you plan to apply and the application instructions.



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Introduction to 3-Part Cover Letters

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Resume Achievement Statements

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