Graduate Student Résumé & Cover Letter Guide

A U.S.-style résumé is typically a document that presents critical and relevant information to the reader or external audience. For current graduate students or recent alumni, a U.S. résumé is typically a one to two-page document that highlights educational background, experience, accomplishments, skills, and knowledge. The length varies from one to two pages depending on the industry and depth of one’s experience. Knowledge of content expectations within your field is critical. Your résumé is the most important document in marketing yourself professionally with a singular goal of getting you an interview.

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