Resumes & Cover Letters

When it comes time to apply for a job or internship, many of us feel stuck figuring out how to explain our background and experiences in a way that will be compelling to employers. It is common for job seekers to under-sell the great skills they have developed to date.

A research project conducted at DU showed that recruiters scored applicant resumes higher when job seekers had incorporated feedback from a career advisor before applying. Below are a few resources to get you started on your resume and cover letter, but it is critically important to get feedback on your materials as well!

Cover Letters

Cover Letters 101 Webinar

Cover Letter Guide

For more resources on writing resumes and cover letters, visit our Resources tab.

Resume & Cover Letter Reviews

We highly recommend a resume and cover letter review to ensure your materials shine!

Students: Schedule an appointment with a career or peer advisor via PCO or visit our daily drop in hours to receive immediate feedback without an appointment.

Alumni: We’re happy to provide feedback on your resume. Simply email your resume in a Microsoft Word format to and one of our expert career coaches will provide feedback within 3 business days.


Featured Resources

Introduction to CVs

Learn how a CV (Curriculum Vitae) differs from a resume and how to get started.

Strengthening Your Resume

Here’s a quick guide to writing strong descriptions of past experiences via bullet statements. This resource includes a three-part “formula”, …

The Career Milestones

The Career Milestones will help you achieve your professional goals. Engage with your career journey at any point. Undergraduates should …

Screen Reader Accessible Resume Toolkit (Korbel MA Students)

Click here to access examples of resumes that are screen reader accessible.

Resume sample for a Master’s student studying Health Informatics.

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