Resumes, CVs, cover letters, thank you letters, and other related correspondences are critical elements of the job or internship search process and even the graduate school application process. Whether you are a first-time resume writer or seasoned cover letter author, the CCE has a variety of resources to support you in crafting the best possible documents:
Resume & CV and Communications Guides & Templates
To get started with resume and cover letter writing, take a look at our popular Resume & CV and Cover Letters & Communications guides. Here, you’ll find sample resumes and letters based on real Vassar students and lots of great advice to get started. Use our popular editable templates as a guide:
- Editable Resume Template (21K)
- Editable Resume Template (Google Doc)
- Editable Cover Letter Template (17K)
- Editable Cover Letter Template (Google Doc)
Resume, CV, and Cover Letter Critiques
We strongly recommend having your resume, CV, and cover letters reviewed before sending them out.
Please visit our Drop-In Hours for help creating or to receive feedback on your resume, CV, or cover letter. Drop-In Hours take place Monday through Friday from 1:30–4:00 PM at the CCE, which is located in Main Building on the South Wing in Room 170. No appointment is necessary to visit Drop-In Hours, which is first-come, first-served.
If you are not on campus or available for Drop-ins, you may submit your resume, cover letter, or CV for electronic feedback through our Resume, Cover Letter, or CV Submissions Form. Document reviews usually take 2-3 business days to receive a response. The time it takes for a review is based on the complexity and number of documents received. Submissions received after 12 pm on Friday may not receive a response until the following Wednesday.
Check our Events Calendar for upcoming workshops on resume and cover letter writing!