Cornell University


An effective resume will be an essential tool for nearly every student, no matter what your career goals are. Be sure to read through our information on the components of creating an effective and successful resume—and find out how employers use them (see Resume Purpose page).

After you've prepared a draft of your resume using the materials here, in our Career Guide (available online or in 103 Barnes Hall or any of the college career offices), and in OptimalResume, you should have it reviewed. Student Career Advisors and professional staff in your college career office and at Cornell Career Services in Barnes Hall are available to provide feedback on a rough draft of your resume.

We are also available to review a rough draft of your cover letters. The pages in this section on job-search and other career correspondence, in the Career Guide, and in Optimal Letter (part of OptimalResume) have many good tips.

To have your resume or cover letter critiqued, go to your college career office or 103 Barnes Hall and sign up the morning of your desired appointment. Below are the hours available. Practice interviews can be scheduled by calling the 103 Barnes front desk at 607/255-5296, or check with your college career office.

Drop-In Hours at 103 Barnes Hall (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

                 Includes resume/cover letter reviews and job search strategies.
Monday  1:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday  1:00 to 4:00 pm
Wednesday  1:00 to 4:00 pm
Thursday  1:00 to 4:00 pm
Friday  1:00 to 4:00 pm