Resumes and Cover Letters

Your job and internship search begins with applying for positions of interest. Every employer is different and but most will require resumes, cover letters, and/or references as part of the application process.


A resume serves one purpose—to get you an interview. Most recruiters only spend 30-60 seconds reviewing your resume, so a good resume will say a lot with only a few words. Your resume should represent your skills and your career potential, but it should also convey your personality and tell your professional story. To an employer, a resume is the answer to the question: “Who are you?”

Not sure if your resume is working as hard as it should be?


What is a Cover Letter? A cover letter is a targeted letter that introduces you and your resume to a specific prospective employer. Cover letters are often required by employers as part of a job application along with a resume and sometimes, work samples. Even when not specifically requested by an employer, they are highly recommended. As the first communication between you and a prospective employer, a cover letter should convey professionalism and strong written communications ability while introducing yourself and explaining your credentials.


Let your Career Specialist review your resume and cover letter. You'll receive detailed feedback, including a review of your resume's appearance and content. It's a quick and easy way you can get your resume in top shape for a job search.