Resume and Cover Letter Guide

Student Guide to the Professional Resume

Start creating your job-winning resume with our improved Resume Writing Guide. This short guide will help you build your resume with professional content geared towards landing your next position. After reviewing our guide, participate in our Document Drop Program to receive written critique.

Design and Format Help

Download our resume examples if you need help designing or formatting your resume as you go through the guide. Each example file is fully editable in Microsoft Word, so you can add your own content to the resume as you create it.  You should review all majors or career fields as there are several different formats that could work for you. There is not any one "correct" format.

For Freshmen:

Other Examples:


Student Guide to the Cover Letter

Use our Cover Letter Writing Guide to get started.  This guide will help you with formatting basics and how to develop content used to convey your interest in a specific position.

Student Guide to Writing a Reference Page

Use our Reference Writing Guide to get started.

Student Guide to Writing a Personal Statement

Use our Personal Statement Writing Guide to get started. 

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