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Résumé & Cover Letter Examples


Provided are some examples designed by our career counselors. Whether you are simply updating your experience or applying for positions of interest, we hope you find these samples to be helpful in designing and writing your document. Our goal is to provide a general array of samples, so please note that these are not representative of all majors and/or career fields. However, the samples provided should illustrate both relevant information and formatting typically found in résumés and cover letters within general career fields. Please feel free to browse all of the samples and generate your own preferences for headings, formatting, design, etc. Remember, the goal of your document is to best highlight your experiences and skill sets based on a job description. There is more than one way to write a resume/cover letter and the information included is unique to you! We invite you to Career Express walk-in service for additional assistance.

Résumés

Learning how to write a résumé is the process of learning a new form of art. Résumés are subjective documents that come with guidelines, not hard and fast rules, and preferences depending on your chosen field of study and the recruiter that will be reviewing the document. 

In addition, you may want to check out the blog The Campus Career Coach. The Campus Career Coach provides numerous tips for résumé writers in addition to linking to a Résumé Gallery. This resource actually links to your Employ-A-Bull account. Don't have an account? Activate yours by visiting our Employ-A-Bull login page

Résumés for a Full-Time Job Search

Résumés for a Part-Time, Internship, Co-op, or Involvement Search

Cover Letters

The most basic goal of a cover letter is to demonstrate your written communication ability to an employer and provide an introduction to yourself. In your cover letter, rather than repeat what you wrote in your résumé, focus on providing narrative example of one to two qualifications you really want to draw an employer's attention towards. 

Cover Letters for a Full-Time Job Search

Cover Letters for a Part-Time Job Search