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Resumes & Cover letters

A good resume will not get you an internship -- but a bad resume could keep you from one!

Resume resources:

  • Resume samples - from the University Career Center @ UMD
  • RESUME GUIDE AND TEMPLATE - created by Angela  :)  This can be used as a starting point for general guidelines and formatting, including what to include and how to list them!
  • How to Build a CV - how to successfully represent yourself, from How2Become.com
  • The Muse also has a great resume template.

Cover letter resources

Other job application resources:

Successful applications...

  • include a high-quality, error-free resume. The thinking goes: if you are not taking care with your resume, then what's to say you will take care with your work?
  • include a carefully-prepared cover letter that addresses the requirements of the internship and your unique qualifications for it, including your long-term goals, and personal interests.
  • are appropriate to your background.  Apply during early college career for less selective (often unpaid) internships to build the expertise necessary to qualify for more advanced (well-paid) internships later on. Do not spend time applying for internships you are clearly not ready for -- but do keep the information on file for next year's round of applications!