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Writing a Resume & Cover Letter (Graduate Students)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Busch Student Center, Room 116ABC

As a graduate student seeking employment or other advanced opportunities, your resume and cover letter will be needed tools prepared for the purpose of strategically presenting your qualifications. Addressing the needs of the reader while displaying appropriate credentials is the key balance to strike in these documents.

This workshop will cover important basic strategies to effectively structure each of these documents as it pertains to a variety of disciplines and career fields. We will also present content on how to maximize your documents’ to appeal towards diverse target audiences, and considerations for when each of these documents would be appropriate for use in academia or in industry.

Registration Information:
This program requires preregistration. To register:

  1. Login to your CareerKnight account
  2. Select "Events, Workshops & Contests" on the left menu bar
  3. Select "Workshops" in the secondary gray bar
  4. You can use the keyword search field to search through the various programs in the system to locate this event
  5. Only students who RSVP for information sessions are guaranteed seats. Others will be allowed into the room five minutes prior to the start time if space is available.


RSVP No-Show Policy:


Participants are considered "no-shows" when they fail to cancel their RSVPs through CareerKnight with sufficient notice (within 24 hours of the program). Failure to attend events for which students have submitted RSVPs will result in a suspension of all CareerKnight privileges, including On-Campus Interviews and job postings. In case of inclement weather, please check www.rutgers.edu to determine the University's operating status. We will follow all closings and delays.

Why we need a no-show/cancellation policy for events: Please note that when participants no-show for events that require an RSVP, it is unfair to potential participants who wanted to attend but couldn't due to a possible waitlist. In addition, for some events (not all) we have employers and organizers who participate and they are giving their time to assist RU students/alumni. Thus, having no-shows for RSVP events not only reflects negatively on you, but on Rutgers University as well. Moreover, such lapses of etiquette are generally not tolerated in business and civic settings.

For additional information: Contact University Career Services at careerservices@echo.rutgers.edu