Resume Writing

A resume helps you market yourself to employers and, more importantly, obtain interviews. It should be both thorough and concise, and it should highlight your education, experience, skills, and accomplishments in order to distinguish you from other applicants and to attract an employer’s attention. While your resume might not be solely responsible for securing a job or internship, it’s an essential component of your search process.

The most important aspect of your resume is content: it must contain relevant information that gives an employer a clear sense of who you are as a student, an individual and a potential employee. A close second priority is appearance: a resume must look professional, since it’s the first impression an employer will have of you. It must have no spelling, grammatical or typographical errors, and it should be organized in a highly legible and visually appealing format.

You may format your resume with a template (see template below). However, templates can be difficult to use; they may not give you the flexibility you need in terms of space, layout, design and creativity. We suggest you simply create your resume as a Word document.

Resume/Cover Letter Guide
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Resume Templates (MS Word Format)

Sample Resumes

Arts & Sciences





Grad Student 

 A&S 1  Business  Education  Civil  Nursing  Grad 1
 A&S 2  Business 2  Civil 2  Nursing 2   Grad 2
 A&S 3  International Business  Electrical  Nursing 3  Grad 3
 A&S 4  Marketing & Communication  Mechanical
 Nursing 4
 A&S 5  Marketing  Mechanical 2 
 A&S 6  Marketing 2
 A&S 7  

A final pointer:  if you’re submitting a hard copy of your resume, print it on high quality, woven bond resume paper.  You can buy inexpensive packets of resume paper at the University Book store and local office supply and discount stores.

For assistance with your resume you can:

  • Stop in the Career Center to meet with a staff member during Walk-in Advising on Monday, Thursday or Friday between 1:30 and 4 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Center staff member