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Resumes, Cover Letter, and Interview Tips

A polished resume, cover letter, reference list and thank you are vital when seeking internships and full-time positions. To assist you in their creation, we have provided a series of templates to be used as a starting point.  You will also find additional resources that you can use to perfect your image.


A resume is as individual as the person creating it.  The purpose of the resume is to pique the interest of the employer to call you in for an interview.

To help you get started on creating a resume that makes you stand out from the competition, access our Quick Guide to Writing your Resume (PDF). This guide will answer any questions you may have regarding content and appearance.

Resume Samples of CEHS Students. Use these as a guide only. It is always best to create your own resume.

Undergraduate Samples:

Graduate Samples:

Cover Letter

A cover letter is a short business letter that always accompanies a resume.  Typically, cover letters are three to four paragraphs long, each paragraph addressing a specific topic.

Sample Cover Letter (PDF)

Reference List

Never list references on your resume.  Have a separate sheet of references that you can provide at the request of the employer.

Reference List Template (PDF)

Thank You Letter

Thank you letters are written after attending a job interview.  This letter should be sent out generally within 48 hours after meeting with the employer. Emailing a thank you letter is appropriate if you have been contacted via email throughout the interview process; however, a handwritten thank you is always appropriate and makes a nice impression.

Interview Tips

The primary purpose of an interview is to determine the match between the prospective employee and the organization.

Access the PDFs below for more information:

Interview Tips PDF

This guide will assist you with the interviewing process, provide sample interview questions, and help you develop techniques on how to answer those tough interview questions.

What is Professionalism?

Practicing professionalism as a student is extremely important. As students you are provided an opportunity to establish your professional reputation, so think about how you would like to be viewed as an employee.

What is an Elevator Speech?

If fate placed you on an elevator with someone important and you only had the time it takes to get from the top of the building to the bottom how would you pitch yourself? Learn how to develop your 30-second elevator speech to summarize who you are, what you do, and why you’d be the perfect candidate.