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.

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