Your resume is perhaps your most important tool when applying for internships and job opportunities, and your cover letter is a crucial introduction to your resume and allows you the opportunity to share other relevant details with the hiring manager.

The Career Development Center assists students and alumni in the creation of both, helping you be the most competitive applicant you can be. Whether you're creating one from scratch or want suggestions to improve your existing resume, we are here to help!

One-on-one assistance

  • Available on the Utica Campus and virtually. Contact our office at 315-731-5847 to set up a time to discuss your cover letter, resume, or both.

Walk-in Resume Assistance (No appointment needed!)

  • Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon virtually, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in ACC102 on the Utica Campus.

Stand Out from the Crowd: Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshops

Offered regularly on the Utica campus and virtually. Find the complete schedule and register here.

Resume tools and resources

  • Optimal Resume: an online tool with sample resumes, suggested text, format and style options, and additional support to help you create competitive resumes
  • Resume Writing Guide: provides detailed information about what to include and how to format your ideal resume
  • Resume Checklist: a quick reference list of the most important details
  • Action Verbs List: helpful when you're trying to write the bullet points on your resume without repeating the same words

Cover letter resources

  • Cover Letter Writing Guide: provides detailed information about what to include, how to make an excellent first impression, and a sample letter to see what a well-constructed cover letter looks like