Resume & Cover Letter Writing


It’s important to make your résumé clean and easily readable, and include results and impact wherever possible. Don’t be afraid to list course projects, volunteer work, and campus or community involvement. Your examples should include action verbs and focus on the skills you have gained, not just what you have done. Give the reader results! For the cover letter, always tailor what you write to the position offered, and keep it relevant to the skills required in the description.


Whether you are preparing for a co-op search or a job search, the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development has the resources you need to be successful. If you haven’t met with a Co-op + Career Advisor yet, give us a call at 617-989-4101 to schedule an appointment and we’ll get you started on the right track.

Career Resources

Cover Letter Worksheet

Use this worksheet to set up the structure of your cover letter and begin brainstorming content.

How to Keep Your Resume to One Page

Sometimes keeping a resume to one page seems like an impossible task, but there are ways to do it. These …

Sample Student Leadership Resume

This is an example resume for a student applying for an on campus student leadership role.

Resume Grammar Guide

Resume writing requires special consideration of both grammar and spelling. Carelessness with word choice can be reason enough for a …

Student Leadership Resume

A resume is a targeted summation of your education, skills, and experience. A great resume is easy to scan, highlights …

Technical Competencies

Check out this list of technical competencies and professional skills employers are looking for by major.


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