Resumes and Job Search
All STU students have skills that employers want. Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time or summer work during your degree or after you’ve graduated, we can help you set goals as you identify and pursue the immediate next steps in your career plan.
Join one of our workshops to gain meaningful skills and experience that will enhance your job search and provide you with support as you navigate the career development process. Some workshop topics include resume building, interview preparation, job search strategies, creating a LinkedIn profile, and networking.
To keep up to date on workshops being offered, follow us on social media and be sure to frequently check the STU Events page.
Resumes and Cover Letters
Strong resumes and cover letters communicate your qualifications and accomplishments and set you up for career success.
Resume: A resume is a formal document that provides an overview of your professional qualifications, including your relevant work experience, skills, education, and notable accomplishments. Paired with a cover letter, a resume helps you demonstrate your abilities and convince employers to call you for an interview.
Cover letter: The format is in letter form, and tells the story of who you are, why you are applying for a specific position, what makes you stand out, and showcases your writing skills to potential employers. It should be used to contextualize your resume and give the hiring committee a more well-rounded idea of who you are.
Our Career Development team wants to make sure you have the tools and resources you need to make an effective resume and cover letter. Join us for the Your Resume, Your Story Workshop or make an appointment for one-on-one resume and cover letter support by going to Learning in Action and clicking on Book an Appointment.
There are many aspects to job searching, and we provide the support you need to make this as effortless as possible. Some of our top job search strategies include:
- Exploring – Check job boards such as: Learning in Action, CareerBeacon, Indeed, and LinkedIn while also researching organizations and companies in the industries you are interested in.
- Networking – Make connections with those you have worked and volunteered with, talk to professors, and do informational interviews with potential employers.
- Experiencing – Try different kinds of jobs, take classes in various subjects, complete an internship, and/or study/work abroad. Exploring your interests and understanding what you value in a job/employer is the best (and most fun!) way to help yourself discover the career paths you want to have post-graduation.
If you would like to find out more about job search strategies, attend one of our workshops or make a one-on-one appointment with our Career Development Advisor.