Resume Prep

Resumes and cover letters are crucial to your job search. Whether you’re looking for a part-time job, internship, volunteer experience, graduate school acceptance, or full-time work, you will most likely need to create and maintain strong professional documents to apply. For many opportunities, these documents will be the employer’s first impression of you. When tailored and written well, these documents work together to help you secure an interview.


Overwhelmed? We can help. Career Consultants are available for resume assistance by appointment or during daily drop-in hours Monday-Friday, between 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Student Spotlight: “Go Where You’re the Right Fit”

Upon graduating in fall of 2021, Matt Biederman had it all. The mechanical engineering major had done a slew of internships and had secured multiple full-time job offers. The only issue – he couldn’t decide which offer to accept. To solve …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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Student Spotlight: “You’re Never a Burden”

Being an international student from India, Vanshika Lohia has been worried about getting a job after college since freshman year. In a system that makes it particularly difficult for non-citizens to secure full-time work, the neuroscience and psychology double major …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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10 Hard and Soft Skills to Put On a Resume for Software Developer Jobs by Christian Eilers

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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Your Street Address Doesn’t Belong on Your Resume Anymore—Here’s What Does

When you’re listing your contact information in the header of your resume, you may assume your street address is part of that. And for a long time you would’ve been right. But in our increasingly online world—when’s the last time …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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The Resume vs. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between a resume and curriculum vitae? In college, you may have heard about them both, yet since graduating, you probably have heard less about the CV and more about the resume.
Though …

By heather eagar - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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