Resumes and Cover Letters

Most internships, research opportunities, and full-time jobs require you to submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application. These documents introduce you and your experiences in a professional, succinct format to a potential employer or reference. Refer to  this Resume and Cover Letter handout(PDF) to learn how to make a great first impression. This handout covers: resume tips, resume formatting, tailoring your resume to the opportunity, resume samples, action words to use in bullets, cover letter basics, and cover letter formatting.

Need resume help or a quick resume review?

Stop by the Career Center (Danforth University Center, 110 MAP) during our Quick Question Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. We can provide resume help, resume reviews, cover letter help, help with using CAREERlink, or answer any other quick questions. Our Career Peers are trained to help you on the spot! If you have more detailed questions, please make a career advising appointment.