Application Process

What you learn in the classroom or lab is just one part of what will make you valuable to an employer after graduation. Your professional success will require more than just deploying your disciplinary knowledge and skills in a work environment. To compete in today's economy, you must learn to plan deliberately, communicate effectively, and think strategically. Once you've engaged in assessing and investigating potential careers, you'll also want to refine your understanding of the documents, processes, and protocols that comprise a strategic job search. Graduate Career Services offers experience and expertise in professional development and resource management. We will work with you to craft your resume, CV, and cover letter. We will provide guidance in personal branding, networking, interviewing, and negotiating. From start to finish, we want you to succeed. 

Curriculum Vitae

Guide to develop a CV that stands out


Outlines resume basics as well as the differences from developing a CV

Cover letter

Strategies to develop academic and non-academic cover letters

Academic Portfolio

Writing effective statements (Research, Teaching, Diversity) and developing a comprehensive portfolio


Process to select the best references for each opportunity


Overview and strategies to maximize the functions of the site 

Reputation Building

Building and maintaining your "Professional Presence"

Templates & Examples

Curriculum Vitae, Resume, and Cover Letter examples