Resumes & Cover Letters

Beginning Your Job Preparation

Career Services, alongside the multitude of online tools available for students, will help Saints learn to market themselves through resumes, carefully choosen and prepared references, confident interview skills, and professionalism.

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Resumes, cover letters, curriculum vitae (CV's), Handshake and LinkedIn profiles, personal statements, and employer correspondence play an important role in your internship and job search.  They are all marketing tools that communicate your skills, abilities, and experiences in any way that shows potential employers, internship supervisors, and graduate schools you are a match for the position/program they have to offer.

For many positions one of these will be your first impression.  It should capture the attention of your target audience, motivating them to invite you for an interview.  You are creating a personal brand and each of your documents shuold reflect your skills and professionalism.

See Candid Career for more videos on writing a cover letters

Here you'll find information on setting up and designing resumes and portfolios. There are also links to help with spelling and grammar issues that may arise. On the left column, we have compiled documents to assist with resumes and cover letters, and a list of action verbs to make your resume stand out.

Focuses on building a complete career portfolio.

Crafting an Effective Resume

Resumes and Cover Letters
Resume and Cover Letter Writing - A Complete Guide
Your resume is your single most important document in your job search. Consider it your marketing tool--this packet will help you sell yourself more effectively. Remember, never send a resume without a cover letter. A cover letter is one more marketing tool and very essential to the application process.

Action Verbs
Action Verbs for Resumes.pdf
Utilizing action verbs in your resume is one of the most important ways to make your resume stand out in a crowd.

Candid Career Videos
See videos on resume writing at Candid Career(link is external)


To review and download template examples, please click below. The resumes listed are in order of level of experience.

Resume 1                    Resume 2                    Resume 3

Resume 4                    Resume 5                    Resume 6

Resume 7                    Resume 8                    Resume 9

Resume 10                  Resume 11                 Resume 12


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