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Resumes and Cover Letters

Resume

  • Create your own personal brand
  • Tailor your experience to the industry you are interested in
  • Look at each experience through the lens of the industry you’re hoping to join
  • List quantifiable results and achievements wherever possible. You’re not bragging!

Try to highlight:

  • Academic achievements
  • On-campus involvement (clubs, GO! trips, leadership experience, etc.)
  • Past internships
  • Part-time jobs
  • Volunteer experience

For a jump-off point, check out our Resume Template.

Cover Letter

  • Do your research and showcase what you know! 
  • Keep your cover letter concise. 
  • Analyze the job description, and focus your cover letter on the listed skills, responsibilities, and qualifications for the role.  
  • Expand on the transferable skills that you have obtained in diverse areas. 

Need a starting point? Check out our Cover Letter Template.

It’s best to have a career counselor look at your resume and cover letter before applying for jobs. Also, if you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help!

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