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Resumes, Vitae, Cover Letters and Portfolios


Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letters

Additional Letters of Correspondence

Online Applications

Portfolios and Credentials

For additional videos, podcasts, and presentations about resumes and cover letters, visit our Audio/Visual/Media section.


Your resume is a written commercial that summarizes and promotes your greatest qualifications and accomplishments drawing on your most relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Employes usually spend seven to fifteen seconds pre-screening resumes to find the right candidate! Make yours stand out!


Resume Review Schedule:
Ready to have it looked at? Schedule an appointment with us! We are located in Centennial Hall 215. Use the resume checklist and other resources below to get your resume ready for a review.

Resume Samples

Vitae (CV)

A curriculum vitae (singular), meaning "course of one's life", is a document that gives much more detail than does a resume about your academic and professional accomplishments. Curricula vitae (plural) are most often used for academic or research positions, whereas resumes are the preferred documents in business and industry.

For a sample and more information on writing a CV, see our Curriculum Vitae (CV) section.

Cover Letters

Cover letters connect your past experiences listed on your resume to your potential future positions and highlight your strengths, accomplishments, and can be tailored to the needs of the company to which you are applying for.

Cover Letter Reviews!
Ready to have it looked at? Schedule an appointment with us! We are located in Centennial Hall 215. Use the resources below to get your cover letter ready for a review.

Cover Letters/Writing Letters of Application (PDF)

Cover Letter and Letter of Application Samples:

Additional Letters of Correspondence

Email Use in Your Job Search

Thank You Letters

Thank You Samples:

Resumes and Applications Online

Employers may ask you to fill out an online application. If you get this instruction, see more on Submitting Resumes and Applications Online.

Below are two versions of a student’s resume – one in regular format and one in plain text format:

Visit the Career Services Center's Resource Center to view and get copies of more sample resumes!

Portfolios and Credentials



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