Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Advising
Resume Critique or Cover Letter Review
Building a strong resume or writing an effective cover letter is an ongoing process. It takes time, effort and several revisions before a resume/cover letter will be considered complete. Advisors in the Career Center are here to help you through the process of formulating and tailoring your resume or letter to a specific job or internship. In order for us to best assist you, please:
- Schedule an appointment for 30 minutes
- Bring a printed copy of your resume and/or cover letter to the appointment
- Bring a printed copy of the job description if you have one
Interviews can be intimidating, especially if you are not prepared for the types of questions employers generally ask. The Career Center offers one-hour practice interviews so that you can develop your interview skills and get a feel for the types of questions you should consider. Half of this time will be for the "interview" itself, and the remaining time will be spent discussing and evaluating your performance in order to improve for your real interview. To set up this kind of appointment:
- Schedule a one-hour appointment
- Bring a printed copy of your resume AND a job or grad school description to the appointment
Internships are a great way to build applicable work experience to support your degree of choice. They help you to bridge your academic experience with the world of work and to try out different career options to find a good fit.
The Internship Advisor will ask questions about the type of internships that interest you and why. Come to your appointment prepared to discuss your work history, academic major, future career goals and time frame in which you would like to start an internship.
NOTE: It is recommended that you update your resume BEFORE scheduling an appointment with the Internship Advisor. If you would like assistance writing or updating your resume, schedule an appointment for resume review prior to your internship advising appointment.
Think about these things before your appointment.
- What is your dream job?
- Where would you like to intern?
- What skills do you want to gain/refine during an internship?
- How far are you willing to travel/commute to an internship?
- How much time can you commit to an internship? (For-credit internships typically require 12-15 hours per week.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Career Counseling can help you inform your choice of a major, assess your interests or offer guidance on an action plan for your career development.
The Career Counselor can identify assessments to help you discover a sense of direction. They assist you in discovering more about whom you are and how you can express your uniqueness in a challenging and rewarding career.
For students enrolled in remote location programs, please call or email Career Services to set up an appointment. firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.352.3706