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Resumes, Cover Letters, & References

Learn how to market your education, experiences, and transferable and work-specific skills. View numerous resume and cover letter examples as well as tips on choosing and securing your references.

Online Resources:

  • CDC Resume Writing Guide (pdf). How to market your education, experiences, and skills as well as many resume examples.

  • Cover Letter Guide (pdf). Information on a cover letter format, content, and examples.

  • Will Your References Seal the Deal? (pdf) Answers to questions related to who should be your references, when and how to provide them to an employer, and how to prepare your references.

Walk-in Career Advising: 10-15 minute walk-in career advising sessions. Staff can provide assistance on resume/cover letters, answers on brief job search and interview-related questions, and help with beginning career planning steps.

Monday 10:30a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Workshops: A CDC staff member will present tailored resume and cover letter writing workshops for your student organization, class, or social group, scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. A minimum of ten (10) participants and two-week advance notice is required. However, a two-week notice does not guarantee staff availability. If interested, complete an online Show on the Road Program Request Form.