UMD Afterlife: Resume Drop Ins

UMD Afterlife: Resume Drop Ins

The main concern students have with life after college tends to be securing a job.  

Though there are different career paths for everyone, there is one component of a job search that is undeniably essential in ensuring success: a resume.

“It’s a document that students should be working on throughout the years that they are in school,” Sherill Yeaton, a career counselor at UMD, said.

Fortunately, UMD’s Career & Internship Services has “Resume Drop-In” hours every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with staff available to help students build and perfect their resumes.

“The resume drop-ins are just a quick, convenient way to get on-the-spot feedback,” Yeaton said.  “It’s a great resource for students to take advantage of because it’s important to employers or graduate programs to have a resume that accurately reflects the student's strengths, accomplishments and experiences.”

Students can stop by the Career & Internship Services office, located in Solon Campus Center, anytime for feedback.

“To make the session most productive for them, if students can come in with a draft then we can address specifics with their resume,” Yeaton said. “We also do just a general check for any typos or spelling errors that could be deal breakers.”

The Career Handbook, available for free in the office and online, is also a great resource for students when working on their resumes.

“It’s never too early to start,” Yeaton said.

 Graphic by Will Madison

Graphic by Will Madison

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