Prepare Résumés & Cover Letters

Use these resources to build, develop and refine your résumé, cover letter and CV.

Get equipped

  • Read the CSC's Triton Career GuideWSDM Career Guide: includes résumé, cover letter, and CV samples, plus pertinent job search advice.
  • eportfolio. Share a collection of accomplishments, skills, and work experience with prospective employers, grad schools, and professional schools

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Learn how to write an effective résumé and view tips and samples across professions and disciplines.


A CV (curriculum vitae) is similar to a résumé, but is used primarily for students seeking academic, research, and scholarship opportunities.

Cover Letter

Your cover letter accompanies your résumé or CV and allows you to emphasize specific skills, abilities, and accomplishments from your resume that are relevant to a position.

Especially for Grad Students

Academic Careers

Review resources and samples that will allow you to prepare an effective CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching philosophy, and teaching portfolio, among many other credentials, needed for a successful job search in academia.

Careers Beyond Academia ("Industry")

Review résumé, CV, "Industry CV" and cover letter resources, and a variety of samples by profession, which meet your specific and unique needs as advanced-degree students.

Undergraduate Résumé Workshops

Each quarter the CSC offers workshops that cover résumé writing, formatting, and how to tailor your resume to a particular position. View our Upcoming Events page to find the next date for these workshops.