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.

Sample Resumes & Resources

  • Harvard style resume - Use this resume format for applications related to investment banking and investment. Business Career Center staff encourage students to use the Harvard style template using bullet points. However, within this resume style, there is also a paragraph-style option. Source: Harvard University Office of Career Services.
  • Online Resume Tutorial - As you begin or update your resume, review this tutorial to format your header, education and skills sections optimally.  This tutorial is used as a LEAD 2000 class assignment.  If you are not in LEAD 2000, you may disregard the request for your MUID number in the final screen.

Reference Page

References are listed on a separate page, not as the second page of a resume

Quick Reference Diagrams

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. You may also schedule an appointment for resume review through Handshake or during walk-in hours.

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.