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Resumes and Cover Letters

More and more employers are looking for students who have both a breadth of real-world skills and experiences, and the depth of academic preparation in a course of study. Because of Miami’s unique liberal arts education, you possess the exact skills employers need to be successful:

  • academic achievements
  • internships and practical learning experiences
  • faculty-supervised research
  • leadership and cross-cultural experiences
  • digital competence
  • community service

Resumes and cover letters are important branding tools for your job search; they should clearly illustrate the real-world skills, experiences, and academic preparation you have gained while a student at Miami. These documents work together to help you secure an interview. So, don't miss an opportunity in your resume and/or cover letter to articulate to each potential employer the critical skills you have learned and the value they bring to the employer. If you need help communicating the value of your Miami experience on your resume, cover letter or during an interview, please schedule an appointment with a Career Service & Professional Development staff member.