Résumé & Cover Letter Examples
Listed below are résumé and cover letter examples designed by the Career Services team.
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 own documents. As you can see, there is more than one way to write a résumé and cover letter so that they are unique to you!
Remember, the goal of your document is to highlight your experience and skill sets tailored to a specific job description.
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 who will be reviewing the document.
In addition, you may want to check out the blog The Campus Career Coach.
Résumés for a Full-Time Job Search
- Advanced Professional Résumé - example of a professional profile and an alumnus with 10+ years of relevant experience
- Art Résumé - demonstrates solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and more
- Education Résumé - demonstration of how to include relevant coursework and community involvement
- Engineering Résumé - résumé for all majors; view how to word relevant projects
- English Résumé - view if you have been published
- Experienced Alumnus Résumé - sample of professional summary
- Humanities & Non-profit Résumé - sample to highlight accomplishments
- Marketing & Sales Résumé - also provides sample of relevant coursework applied to work environment
- Military-to-Civilian Résumé - also view here for Summary of Qualifications sample
- Natural Science Résumé - display of relevant coursework and community involvement
- Nursing Résumé - sample of tailored resume of an alumnus attempting to transition from one career to another
- Performance Résumé - fusion résumé that displays performance plus work and school experience with professional format
- Public Relations Résumé - display of relevant skills, internship experience, and student involvement
- Recent Alumnus Résumé - sample of tailored resume of an alumnus attempting to transition from one career to another
Résumés for Internship, Co-op, or Involvement Search
- For an experiential education position, check out our Co-op & Internship Résumé
- If you are applying for a leadership or campus involvement experience, check out our Involved Student Résumé
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