Write a Resume or Cover Letter

Resumes

A resume and cover letter are your tools to make an impact on a potential employer and to secure an interview. An exceptional resume and cover letter tells your professional story and convinces the employer you would be successful in that position. Utilize the editable samples below to create a well-crafted resume, then visit the Hart Center with your documents for additional feedback and recommendations.

Graduate Sample Undergraduate Sample Video: Resume Formatting Civil Engineering Computer Science

Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering Management Science Mechanical Engineering

Cover Letters

If your application requires a cover letter, take the time to write one well. Writing a cover letter is all about selling yourself. In essence, you are telling the employer why you want to work with their organization, and why you are a strong candidate. Let the reader know how you learned about the opportunity and why you are interested in them. Illustrate your background and know that writing a cover letter is process. Now isn’t the time to be humble – brag on yourself, and let the reader know exactly why it is YOU that they want to hire.

Cover Letter Sample 1 Cover Letter Sample 2 Cover Letter Template