Resumes & Cover Letters

A resume is one of the most important documents in your internship or job search. It is a personal marketing tool that may lead to an interview. Think of your resume as a highlights summary of the skills, experiences and knowledge that you will bring to a specific position or industry. Remember to always include a cover letter when sending a resume to an employer.

Resume Guide & Quick Reference Diagrams

The Business Career Center has put together a comprehensive guide to building your business resume. You may view individual sections of the guide below, or download the entire guide and all quick reference guides to save or print.  The guide sections provide detailed descriptions, and the Quick Reference Diagrams provide visual examples.  Be sure to also see our page on sample resumes.  Please visit the Business Career Center (BCC) if you have questions about resume writing or if you would like to review your resume with BCC staff.

Resume Guide Quick Reference Diagrams
Resume Overview  
Header & Contact Information Header & Contact Information
Objective Objective
Education Education
Employment & Experience Employment & Experience
  Applied Learning Experiences
  Case Study Experiences
  Study Abroad Experiences
  Class Project Experiences
Honors & Activities Honors & Activities

Resume Review

If you would like Business Career Center staff to review your resume, please contact our office to set up an appointment or e-mail your resume as a MS Word document to For e-mailed resumes, we will do our best to provide feedback within three business days.

Cover Letters & Thank You Letters

Posting Your Resume to Handshake

As students and alumni complete a Handshake profile, you will be asked to upload a resume. You may upload additional materials to your Handshake profile including cover letters, transcripts and work samples.

To upload a new document, select the “documents” tab from your profile homepage. Review video instructions. Pay close attention to whether or not you wish to make a document public. If your profile is public, employers will be able to view documents that you also label as public. Consider making your primary resume public and keeping materials uploaded for specific job applications private.