Resumes & Cover Letters
Your resume represents an essential component of the job and internship application process. The resume includes information relevant to the opportunity you are pursuing and provides the connection between your education, experiences, and skills to the employer and industry of interest.
A cover letter is often required by employers when submitting a resume for a job or internship. Cover letters represent a one-page document that highlights your writing style, contains no spelling and grammatical errors, and includes your most relevant coursework, experiences, and skills to the opportunity of interest.
Get comprehensive information, guidelines and assistance on our Cover Letters pages:
Cover Letter: Intro & Guidelines
Resume & Cover Letter Writing Tools
Liberal Arts Career Services can help you develop and enhance your resume, cover letter, and other job or internship related correspondence. To get started, we recommend reviewing our resume approval guidelines and resume templates for assistance with formatting and content development. In addition, check out Optimal Resume, which is resume-writing software available through your BTT Gateway account.
Resume Walk-In Hours & Coaching Appointments
Current Walk-In Advising Schedule
Stop by our office and meet with a Career Coach during a 15-minute walk-in for assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interviewing strategies, researching careers or learning about LACS resources. If you are just getting started with career services, beginning your resume or cover letter, or polishing your application materials, walk-ins are for you! Click on the link above for our current walk-in advising schedule. Please note that we offer only scheduled appointments during the summer, winter, and spring breaks.
After your walk in advising session, visit with a career coach to learn more about how your resume can help you land a job or internship. Your coach can help in other areas as well, including researching careers and improving your interviewing skills. Please contact our office at 512-471-7900 to schedule an appointment.
A SWOT Analysis is an excellent tool to help evaluate your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats associated with a specific opportunity of interest, such as a job or internship. Completing a SWOT Analysis will help you write a targeted cover letter and prepare for an interview with an employer. Explore the SWOT Analysis and learn how to do your own at our SWOT page.