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Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

Your resume is your chance to make a positive first impression on future employers and graduate school admissions committees. Whether you are applying for a full-time, part-time, on-campus or internship position, or if you are applying to a graduate school program, it is critical that your resume catches the reader's attention and showcases your skills effectively.

If you are a first year student and have never written a resume, you may want to start with the First Year Student Resume Template.

Cover Letters
A cover letter is a professional letter that allows you the opportunity to introduce yourself to an employer and express your interest in a position or an organization.  You should always send a cover letter when applying for a position, even if the employer does not request one in the job description.  Some employers will not review your resume if you do not include a cover letter.

Resume and Cover Letter Reviews
The Career Resource Center offers individual appointments for students and alumni for resume and cover letter reviews.  This is a chance to receive feedback on the content and format of your resume and cover letter from a professional who knows what employers look for when recruiting.  Contact the Career Resource Center to set up a review. Note that before applying for a position using  Tiger Jobs, your resume is required to be reviewed and approved by the CRC.