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Module 2: Résumés and Cover Letters


Telling your story is an essential component in working toward a fulfilling career path. Your story will be conveyed in many ways, both written and verbal, and is a great way to form a positive first impression to employers, alumni, and other connections. In this module, you will be provided with tips and insights on how to tailor your resume and cover letter in order to make it competitive when applying for job and internships.  The Career Services Office is happy to help with the preparation of these documents, and we encourage you to visit your career advisor to have your documents reviewed.

To get you started, your assignment for this week is to send a draft of your résumé for review.  More details about the assignment will be provided in the Module 2 video. Please watch the Module 2 video and Q&A with Chirstine Sundry & Diane Taylor before you take the quiz at the bottom of the page.

Career Academy Module 2


Watch this video, then take the short quiz and self-assessment at the links below to successfully complete Career Academy Module 2.

Résumé Essentials

Access more content and formatting tips for writing your résumé

Résumé Essentials

Résumé Action Verbs

Use these action verbs to enhance your résumé

Action Verbs

Q&A with Christine Sundry & Diane Taylor


Career Advisors, Christine Sundry and Diane Taylor, provide greater insight into tailoring your resume and how to perfect your cover letter.

QUIZ AND DOCUMENT SAMPLES: Module 2

Below, you can consult several program specific sample résumés. Please remember that these are simply samples and your own résumé should be personalized and unique.

Sample Résumés:

MEIM STUDENT

MEIM STUDENT (alternate)

MAM STUDENT

MAM STUDENT (alternate)

MISM STUDENT

MISM BIDA STUDENT

MSPPM-DA STUDENT

MSPPM-DC STUDENT

MSISPM STUDENT

MSPPM STUDENT

HCPM STUDENT

HCA STUDENT

Please find the link to the Module 2 quiz here.

If you have not yet completed the self-assessment survey, please do so.

Remember, once you begin the quiz, you may not restart or retake it. Additionally, please be sure to upload the most recent and updated copy of your resume. You will receive feedback on your résumé about one to two weeks after you submit it. If you have any questions, please contact heinz-career-academy@andrew.cmu.edu.