Your resume is the first thing employers will read when evaluating you for a job or internship. The format of your resume must be presented professionally and your engineering techniques and skills should be described in detail. Please view our example resumes below, attend our weekly group resume review sessions, schedule a 1:1 resume review appointment, or upload your resume for an online review, in order to ensure your resume is the best it can be.
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Key Resume Tips
- The resume is part of your professional, so it should reflect the same information as your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles.
- Everyone is a critic. At the end of the day, it’s your resume, so you get to decide how to represent yourself. When you receive resume advice, consider the expertise of the person giving it.
- Be consistent with styles (font type, bold-type, italics, usage of periods, underlines, etc.).
- A job/project/internship description should have at least 2 bullet points.
- Action verbs must be in the past tense if you are not currently doing the job/project/internship (e.g. developed vs. develop). Otherwise, use present tense.
- Components of a strong bullet point = Action-oriented verb + detail about what you did + software/hardware/coding languages/technical tools/skills that you used + outcome, result, or impact of this accomplishment
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During the summer, the ECC is open and accepting appointments Monday – Friday. Schedule your appointment today!
** Online Resume Reviews will be available again in August 2022**
During the academic year, you may upload your resume to obtain an online resume review from a member of the Engineering Career Center. After submitting your resume for review, please allow 2-3 business days for a response with recommendations for your resume. Business days are all weekdays (Monday – Friday) which are not University holidays.
If your resume appears to require significant revisions, we will email you to recommend requesting a 1:1 resume advising appointment. You may request 1:1 resume reviews on Handshake.
Attend a Weekly Group Resume Review
NOTE: Drop-in advising is not available during the summer (May 9, 2022 through August 19, 2022). We are available by appointment only during this time.
The Engineering Career Center offers in-person drop-in advising during the academic year from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, except when the ECC office is closed for university holidays.
Drop-in visits are typically 10-15 minutes long, which are suitable for resume reviews and quick questions. They are first come, first served, and subject to advisor availability.
Office location: Science and Engineering Offices (SEO), Suite 800 (8th floor)
851 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607