Resume and Cover Letter Help

Walk-In Hours (In-person)

  • Bring a printed copy of your resume or cover letter for a 15-minute session. First-come, first-served basis. 
  • Our Walk-In hours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Located at the University Student Center, 205 

Attend a Resume Writing Workshop

Join us for workshops outlining what should be in your resume and how to make it stand out. View our schedule of events for dates and times or view our archived sessions

Meet with a Career Coach

Make an appointment with a career coach through HireStanState to meet 1:1 with a coach. Email us if the times listed do not match your availability: 

EMSI Resume Builder Resource: If you would like some help getting started, use this resource. Once you get an outline, check in with us for feedback.

Resources and Examples

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The Importance of Your Resume

Your resume is an essential tool in your professional branding toolkit. It lets the recruiters know a little about you in a short amount of time and is traditionally used to apply for employment, internships, volunteer opportunities, etc. 

Keep in mind that resumes do not get you hired, they get you an interview.  Writing a relevant resume is critical, as most recruiters screen resumes for a few seconds before deciding if they will keep reading or not. Utilize keywords and phrases that will show the reader that you are a fit for whatever opportunity it is that you are applying for. Use the following resources to help you get the most out of your resume! 

Updated: February 15, 2024