Students meet with Career Services for a variety of reasons. We enjoy having conversations concerning majors and careers, job/internship searches or graduate school pursuits, personal statements and cover letters, interview practice and, perhaps most frequently, crafting a resume.
If your schedule has kept you too busy to make an appointment with us, keep in mind that our office is open throughout the summer. We also have a huge array of electronic resources available to you 24/7 through our Resources for Students webpage and your JobCenter account.
One such resource that we refer to students who are beginning to draft their resume is Resume Creator. First let me say that we don’t often advocate the use of templates; each student’s experience is so unique that there is no way a template can offer the best headings, sections, or format options. However, Resume Creator is a good starting place with 13 different customizable options. If nothing else, the samples may help to spark an idea or two of how to begin putting yours together.
To access Resume Creator, first log into your JobCenter account. On the left navigation column, look for “Create Resume using Resume Creator.”
You will then have access to 13 templates, each of which lists the categories that are included in that particular option, as well as the level of student for whom the template may be most appropriate. However, don’t let that classification deter you – take a look at all of them and choose which fits your needs!
Resume Creator does not lessen the need for your own creative thinking when crafting your resume, but it does offer a solid starting place to ensure you’re on the right track. Keep perfecting it from there, as you work to tailor your resume to a specific industry or job. And, as always, let us know how we can help (even over the summer!).
~ Gwen Miller, associate director, career services