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Resumes & Cover Letters

A resume is a summary of your education, skills, experiences, and accomplishments, as they relate to the type of opportunity that you are seeking. Since a resume serves as the chief marketing tool that provides readers with their first impression of you, it should be organized and well written.

Content

Learn about the five different types of content to include in your resume.

Contact Information - Learn what to include and what not to include.

Objective - Inform the reader of the opportunity you are seeking and set the tone for your resume.

Education and Honors - Learn how to list your educational background.

Coursework, Projects, and Skills - Learn how to outline your coursework, academic projects, and skills.

Experience and Activities - Highlight relevant internships, volunteer work, paid positions, and student organization/club involvement.

Formats

View examples of the different resume formats (chronological, functional, or combination) and choose the one that best highlights your experiences.

Appearance

Personalize the look of your resume by tailoring the appearance.

References

Learn how to select references and include their contact information on your resume.

Cover Letters and Letters of Inquiry

Learn how cover letters should be formatted and what content should be included.

Curriculum Vitae

Distinguish how a curriculum vitae (CV) differs from a resume. CVs are often used in academic and STEM (i.e. science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, or international settings.

Portfolios

Discover how to create a portfolio to highlight a collection of your work. Portfolios are most often used in the fields of arts, communications, education, and technology.

How We Can Help

Find workshops or resume review opportunities to get individual help with your resume.

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