A resume is a summary of your relevant experience and skills. Here are some basic guidelines to follow:
- Build your resume on Word/Google Docs (avoid using websites like Canva)
- Keep the resume to one page
- Organize your document so that there’s a balance of text and white space
- Use a simple, readable font, and set the font color to black
- Describe your past experiences using strong action verbs
- Include specific, quantifiable details about your accomplishments and achievements
- Proofread! Read it to yourself out loud, have a friend proof it and then submit it to the CCPA as a .doc/.docx for review
- Save your final version as a PDF
- Include your name in the file name, such as Jane-Doe-Resume.pdf
Sophomore Resume Initiative
The CCPA wants 100% of the Class of 2024 to have a reviewed resume by the end of their Sophomore year, and we are launching the Sophomore Resume Initiative to get it done!
Sections of a Resume
The sections of a resume vary, depending on your background and experience. Learn which sections to consider when developing your resume.
A CCPA advisor can provide a review of your resume, cover letter, or personal statement for a fellowship or graduate/professional school application.