Application Documents

Application Documents

Applications documents, including a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and transcripts are often a candidate’s first opportunity to make an impression on an employer.  Use the resources here to ensure that your application documents help you to put your strongest foot forward.

Get started.

The resources here will help you get started in preparing your application documents.  While templates and resource documents are provided here, keep in mind that these resources serve only as a starting point.  These resources and sample documents, are generalized and do not take into account your unique experience and interests.  So, after you have a strong first draft, make sure that you meet with one of our counselors to have your documents reviewed before you submit your applications.  Our counselors will help you ensure that your documents are tailored appropriately for the positions to which you are applying.


Your resume highlights your skills and experience for employers. Click on the buttons below for more information.

Cover Letters

Your cover letter is the first writing sample employers will see.  The letter provides you an opportunity to explain your experiences in-depth to employers.  The cover letter should highlight specific experiences that align with the responsibilities required for the position to which you are applying. Click on the buttons below for more information.

Writing Samples

Writing samples are generally not needed unless specifically requested by the employer.  For more information on selecting and formatting a writing sample, click the button below.


Do not include your references on your resume.  Instead, provide references only upon request.  Click on the button below for guidelines on requesting references and formatting a list of references for an employer.


Students should not use a printed version the grades displayed on GWeb for applications.  Students must request a transcript (unofficial is sufficient) from the university registrar online, in person, by phone, or by fax and scan and upload their university transcript for all applications.

Applications all in order?  Next up interview prep!