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Co-op ProcessPlanning to go on Co-op, but not sure where to begin? Read this first; then call 617.989.4101 to schedule an appointment with your Co-op & Career Advisor.
"What Can I Do With This Major?"
"What Can I Do With This Major?" is a comprehensive web resource featuring 80 majors. Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.
O*NET Interest Profiler
A self-assessment career exploration tool that can help you discover the type of work activities and jobs that you would like and would be excited about. This is a great resource to identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to you.
Resumes and Cover Letter
Start by looking over our Resume Guide and base your document off this Sample Resume. It's important to make your resume clean and easily readable by strategically using larger/caps in the headings, bold and italicized text to set off certain areas of your experience, and making every effort to include results and impact. Don't be afraid to list course projects, volunteer work, and campus or community involvement (Also see Resume Writing by Purdue’s Online Writing Lab).
While your resume must be clean and organized, the most important piece of your document are the bullet points. They should all start with strong Action Verbs that focus on what skills you have gained, not strictly what you have done. Think about impact: What happened with the project you worked on? Did you improve sales by a certain percentage? Add quantification where appropriate to give the reader a sense of achievement and accomplishment. Give the reader results!
While most students don't enjoy writing them, it's important to understand the importance of a Cover Letter. Always tailor your letter to the position, and keep your document relevant to the skills required for the description. Even better? Print out the job description and highlight the requirements - usually verbs - and match those skills to your resume. That's what to focus on in a letter, all while being concise and getting to the point. For more tips, see our Cover Letter Guide.
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