Resumes & Cover Letters

When you apply for internships and jobs, you will need a resume. Preparing a quality, effective resume requires thought, time and effort. The following resources are provided to help you through the process of writing a resume.

Not sure where to start? Use the Resume Outline (PDF) to start gathering the information you need for your resume.

When you have a draft of your resume, use the resume guidelines handout and resume checklist to help you review and polish your document.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our sample resumes!

“ My resume helped me land an internship at the National Air and Space Museum where I worked directly with CFO. ”

Robert Tai, History Major / Economics Minor

Additional Resources

Once you have a draft of your resume, we recommend that you have it reviewed by a Career Center staff member by utilizing Express Hours or scheduling a resume review appointment on Handshake.

Writing a CV

A Curriculum Vitae, or CV, may be expected by employers (especially within academic, medical, scientific, research, or teaching environments) and also will be necessary when applying for doctoral programs or fellowship opportunities. A CV is a comprehensive biography of educational and professional experiences.

It is important to include on your CV all relevant information that would support your candidacy for a position. CVs can be longer than a traditional resume and will include contact information; education and academic information (including dissertation/thesis and honors); relevant teaching, research and professional experience; publications; presentations; skills; grants; licenses/certifications; and other categories relevant to the employer.

Asking to view CVs of faculty members in your discipline is appropriate and encouraged. Having someone review your CV is important and should be by done by a professor or someone else in your field.