Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and cover letters are key elements in executing an effective opportunity search. Whether you are looking for a part-time job, internship, volunteer experience, graduate school acceptance, or full-time work, you will most likely need to create and maintain strong professional documents in order to apply. Resumes are professional documents that introduce an employer to your skills, experiences, and professional history. Cover letters are professional letters that provide an introduction to employers regarding your interest in a position (or in being considered for potential positions) and your perceived fit with a job and organization. The Career Center has both online resources and in-person assistance that can help you to develop your professional documents.

Resume/Cover Letter Reviews

  • Career Advising
    Swing by the Career Center during drop-in advising for help creating a new resume/cover letter or to have a current document-in-progress critiqued.

  • Career Docs
    Can't make it to the Career Center in person? To receive a virtual review of your resume, cover letter, personal statement, or other career-related document, submit your resume here. For document critiques specific to your major, find your Career Liaison and submit your files using their specific link. 

Resume/Cover Letter Resources

  • Career Library
    The Career Center Library has print resources on resume and cover letter writing, as well as collections of sample professional documents. These are available for you to review in the library from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Writing a Resume Guide
    See resume samples and learn the basics of resume writing, formatting, and content development.

  • Writing Effective Letters Guide
    Get tips and see samples of effective professional letters.

  • What Employers Say About Resumes
    Go to the Source! View employer feedback on what they want to see on your resume.

  • Resume Ready Checklist
    Use this checklist to evaluate your resume and find areas for enhancement.

  • Transferable Skills Checklist
    Use this checklist to identify skills to include on your resume.


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