Engineering Co-op


Resume Critique Rubric
Engineering Co-op Program

One rubric should be completed for each resume reviewed.

Please fill out the entire rubric; fields with an asterisk (*) are required. Upon submit, you should be directed to a thank-you page assuming all required fields have been filled out. The co-op administrative team and the student will receive the feedback via email.


Student Contact Information (taken from resume)

Student's First Name*

Student's Last Name*

Student's E-mail address*

Student's Major at Marquette University


Contact Information

Yes / No  
Name and current address
Email address (business-appropriate)
Phone number

Contact Information Comments


Yes / No  
Highest level of education listed first (Marquette University)
Included school name, city, graduation year or anticipated graduation date
Listed degrees, minors, and/or concentrations
Included Cumulative GPA
Listed relevant academic awards, honors, scholarships (optional)
Included Study Abroad Programs (optional)

Education Comments


Yes / No  
Listed title, company, city, state, and dates of employment
Included classroom projects and leadership positions formatted same as employment experience
Listed results and scope of job/project (accomplishment statements)
Provided numbers, data, specifics and achievements in experience statements
Used powerful action verbs
Emphasized skills and accomplishments relevant to the field of engineering
Did not use company jargon; no undefined acronyms

Experience Comments

Professional Activities/Associations/Interests

Yes / No  
Included relevant student groups, professional affiliations and activities with dates
Included hobbies or interests to show well-rounded character
Listed leadership roles and/or accomplishments

Professional Activities/Associations/Interests Comments

Visual Appeal

Yes / No  
Font size and style is appropriate and easy to read
Section headings and bullets are consistently lined up and spaced
Margins are not too narrow
White space does not consume more than 25% of page
Text formatting makes important items stand out (bold, underline, italics, bullets)
Section headings, spacing, indentations make it easy to scan resume in 15 seconds

Visual Appeal Comments

Organization and Layout

Yes / No  
Resume is one page
Included most relevant and compelling experiences first
Used bullet points (lists), not complete sentences to describe experiences

Organization and Layout Comments


Yes / No  
No Typos
No grammatical errors
No Periods
Limited or no use of "I, me, my"

Overall Comments

Rubric completed by


E-mail address*


Professional Title

For questions regarding this form please contact:

Laura Lindemann
College of Engineering Industry Relations
Marquette University


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College of Engineering
1515 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Dean's office: (414) 288-6591
Prospective students: (414) 288-7302
Academic Advising Center: (414) 288-6000
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