Career Services and Internships / Students

Resumes and Correspondence

Your key to making a great first impression…

Cover letters, resumes, references, portfolios and thank you letters can be grouped together as professional communications.

These things are essential to finding and securing a job.

Professional communications are your first chance to dazzle a possible employer with your qualifications and competency – your first shot at a first impression. Unfortunately, a poorly put together cover letter or resume may be the only communication you ever have with an employer.

Here we provide you with guides to writing, sending out and replying to professional communications and interviewing tips.

Cover Letters and Other Correspondence

Resume Writing Guide

Resume Sample for Students

Resume Samples for Education Majors

Other Resume Samples

Sample Reference Page

Creating a Professional Portfolio

Preparing for the Job Interview

The Informational Interview

Job Search Action Plan

30 Second Commercial

Office Location/Hours

70 Griffin Hall
Monday — Friday: 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Career Services and Internships Office
700 Terrace Heights #6
Winona, MN 55987-1399