Resume & Cover Letter
Review resumé examples for different majors and minors HERE!
A resumé is a brief, detailed summary of your accomplishments in particular experiences.
- Keep it to one page unless you have significant experience to warrant two pages
- Use bullets when possible – they are easier and faster to read
Every item on the resumé should be self-explanatory in how it relates to the position you are seeking.
- The reader should see the connections clearly.
- An item needing further explanation to make a connection for the reader should be revised or removed.
Quantify your experiences! This provides a frame of reference for the reader that allows them to make the right assumptions about your abilities to be successful in other areas.
- Outline your successes, not simply stating job duties.
- Showcase how you used what you learned more than what you learned.
- See the measurement of your actual ability relevant to the task
- Accentuate the difference between you and other candidates who have done the same task with different results
Language and style showcases a professional image right from the start.
- Industry expressions show understanding of field.
- Use appropriate jargon for your audience.
- Begin your bullets with action verbs to emphasize strengths and qualifications.
Use academic research and projects to exhibit further application in the field
- Research assistantships
- Senior seminar papers
- Capstone and group projects