Preparing Resumes and Cover Letters

Resume Critiques | Getting Started | Samples | Additional Resources


It is highly recommended that you have your resume and cover letters critiqued by the Career Center Staff. 

  • To do so, email the document(s) to: (Word Document, not PDF) or drop it off at the Career Center, lower level of the Campus Center. 
  • Critiques usually take 1 – 2 business days, but may take longer during busy times of year, such as the week before a career fair.
  • NOTE: Be sure to check your SPAM folders if you haven’t received your resume back within 48 hours of email submission.



  • At the Career Center you’ll find  a variety of top books on Resume Prep and Writing Job Search Correspondence.  You can also pick up a hard copy of our Job & Internship Search Guide. 
  • Be sure to visit our Pinterest Boards Resume Success and Cover Letter Success for additional information.
  • Upload your resume to Handshake where you will use it to apply for jobs, internships and on-campus recruiting opportunities.
  • Watch this webinar on Resume Writing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Jobscan is a tool that gives job seekers an instant analysis of how well their resume is tailored for a particular job and how it can be even better optimized for an ATS.
    Just visit Jobscan and either paste in the text of your resume or upload a Word or PDF file, then paste the text of the job posting you’re interested in.