Resume & Cover Letter

Writing cover letters and building resumes can be stressful. Do your research before you begin and pick up some best practices to make your resume and cover letter get noticed. Still need some help? Contact the Career Development staff and set-up a review appointment!


A resume is an objective self-inventory of what you offer an organization. It summarizes your achievements, experience, skills, and education in a positive way. It serves as a guide for prospective employers, which targets particular openings, as well as a tangible reference for the company to keep. For all of these reasons, it is important to demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and concisely. The following tips can help make writing your resume less stressful and more successful. Resume & Cover Letter Tips

Cover Letter

A cover letter is both a sales pitch and an opportunity. As a sales pitch it capitalizes on your academic and personal achievements. It introduces you and what you are seeking, so tailor the information for the job you are applying for. A cover letter is also your first opportunity to demonstrate your communication skills, which is very important because it lays the groundwork for your resume. Resume & Cover Letter Tips