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Student Applying for a Job


Use resources from the Business Career Center to make your application stand out amongst the others. Tailor your résumé and craft your cover letter to secure an interview for the position you want.

Creating A Resume

The first step to applying for any position is to create a résumé. The Business Career Center can assist you in drafting your first résumé to tailoring a résumé to a specific position. To help you get started, we created templates you can download and edit as well as provided sample résumés to give you an idea of what information to include. Be sure to also check out Your Ultimate Job Search Guide and the Applicant Tracking System Guide for additional assistance.

Keyword Resources

Struggling with your bullet statements? Check out the keyword resources below for some inspiration!

Cover Letters

In addition to a résumé, you should also submit a cover letter with your applications. Cover letters provide detailed descriptions of two to three key skills or experiences that demonstrate your qualifications for a position.