Resumes and Career Correspondence

Resumes & Career Correspondence

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Expert advice on resume and cover letter writing

A strong resume and typically additional professional correspondence (e.g., cover letter) are required for many situations in your career progression: internship and job applications, graduate and professional school applications, volunteer programs, studying abroad, networking, and more. Starting out with a relevant, well-formatted resume will help you as you gain more experience and develop new skills. The following samples and tools are available to help you develop the best career correspondence you can to achieve your goals.


We encourage you to use one of the following templates for formatting guidance, but feel free to make the document unique. The best resumes use consistent formatting but stand out from the crowd. Please open templates in Microsoft Word to ensure proper formatting. When you are finished formatting your resume, save the document as a PDF.


The following samples can provide you with ideas on how to get started or ways to improve your resume. There are many different examples, so look through several to see what might fit you and your experience best.

Sample Cover Letters

Undergraduate Class Year Samples

Industry and Topic Specific Samples

Graduate Student Samples

Sample Reference Sheet

Make an appointment with a Career Advisor for further assistance, including resume writing, additional sample resumes, and resume critique.
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