​​ 2. CRAFTING A RESUME

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking tool. LinkedIn can strengthen and extend your existing network of contacts. By having a complete profile, users are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn. 


Similar to a Resume Review, we have Career Advisors available to review your LinkedIn profile. Before requesting a review, utilize this LinkedIn Resource/Checklist to make sure your LinkedIn is in tip-top shape! 

The purpose of a cover letter is to communicate to a potential employer why you are the best candidate for the position based on your skills, education, and experience.

Use this Cover Letter resource to begin planning and writing your Cover Letter. 

Now that you have reached the 60-credit mark, it’s time to begin preparing for your new career. While there are standard elements that we recommend, there may be additional elements that you found in your research (such as skill building). 

We have included a checklist of preparation items that we recommend, but make sure to stay on track with your Individual Development Plan.


After you complete this section, we encourage you to connect with Career Services to review your resume, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter. Additionally, your Student Advisor will discuss these with you during your 90-credit call. 

 60-90 CREDITS

​​ 3. CREATING A LINKEDIN PROFILE

Often times, in-field experience can make a significant difference during your job search. A degree will open the door to many more opportunities, but experience within the field can set you apart from other candidates and sometimes is actually a requirement. Luckily, there are many ways to gain experience in the field (especially if you are willing to volunteer your time). 


Use the Gaining In-Field Experience worksheet to begin the process of locating experience in your field! 


​​1. GAINING IN-FIELD EXPERIENCE

​​ 4. WRITING A COVER LETTER

A resume is a personal marketing tool used to show interest in a job, internship, honor society, or graduate school. Your resume should speak directly to the role or industry are you are seeking. In many cases, it is appropriate to create multiple resumes to target different career outcomes. 


As you build your resume, be sure to utilize the tools available on the Marketing Yourself page. Be sure to utilize your research from job postings as you carefully craft resumes that showcase your abilities to meet the needs of employers. 


Before submitting your resume for review by a Career Advisor, utilize this checklist to make sure your resume is ready for feedback.