Application documents are often a candidate’s first opportunity to make an impression with an employer. The following resources will ensure that your application documents effectively communicate your skills and experience. Students should attend Career Center workshops to learn how to draft their resumes and cover letters.
Keep in mind that these resources serve only as a starting point. Sample documents do not reflect your unique experience and interests. Once you have a strong first draft, make sure that you meet with a counselor to have your documents reviewed before you submit your applications.
Before submitting your application, review our tips for preparing your application documents for electronic submission.
Your resume highlights your skills and experience.
Your cover letter allows you to explain your experiences in-depth and serves as an initial first writing sample.
Writing samples are generally not needed unless specifically requested by the employer.
Students must request a transcript from the university Registrar. Students should not use the grades displayed on GWeb for applications.
References should be provided only upon request, and should not be included on your resume.
Track your applications and send follow-up as needed.