- Student resumes are typically 1 page - exceptions include federal resumes, graduate school or fellowship resumes, & curriculum vitaes (CV), used for academia
- Be consistent with all formatting
- Focus on information that is relevant to the goal
- Think of your resume as a highlight reel, not somewhere to list everything
- EDIT, EDIT, EDIT and ask for help with proofreading
- Send as a PDF attachment for the final product
- Your resume is always a work in progress
Write a Resume
Resumes and cover letters are tools to make an impact on potential employers, graduate schools, mentors, or industry groups. Your resume is a guide for you and a potential interviewer to highlight your TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS. Your resume should:
1) Show evidence you are qualified for whatever the goal is - What have you done that shows you are a good fit for a position (internship, job, graduate program, scholarship, etc.)?
2) Help you secure an interview - How can you articulate what you have done to show you are a strong candidate?
GETTING STARTED TIPS