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Center for Career and Civic Engagement

Résumés and Letters

Need help with a résumé or cover letter? CCE has various samples and guides to get you started below. You can find an example in your major, or look at other majors for tips and formatting variations to help you build your own!

You can also schedule an appointment to meet with one of our staff for one-on-one assistance by calling 803/323-2141.

Have a quick question? Drop in during our walk-in hours (no appointment needed): Tuesday-Thursday, 1-3 p.m., Crawford Building.

Guides 

Cover Letter Guide (pdf – 182 kb)
Résumé Guide (pdf – 315 kb)
Action Verbs for Résumé (pdf – 249 kb)
Quantifying Your Results (pdf – 245 kb)
Creating Accomplishment Statements (pdf - 409 kb)

Samples  

Art History (pdf – 598 kb)
Biology (pdf – 95 kb)
Communication Disorders (pdf – 366 kb)
Computer Information Systems (pdf – 478 kb)
Economics (pdf – 146 kb)
Education (pdf – 145 kb)
English (pdf – 95 kb)
Family and Consumer Science: Business Media (pdf – 207 kb)
Family and Consumer Science: Youth Issues (pdf – 364 kb)
French/Languages (pdf – 39 kb)
Freshman Résumé (pdf – 337 kb)
Graduate Student (pdf – 351 kb)
Integrated Marketing Communication (pdf – 303 kb)
Interior Design (pdf – 294 kb)
Leadership (pdf – 355 kb)
Marketing (pdf – 326 kb) 
Nutrition (pdf - 125 kb)
Political Science (pdf – 143 kb)
Psychology (pdf – 298 kb)
Recent Graduate (pdf – 175 kb)
Social Work: B.S.W. (pdf – 311 kb)
Social Work: M.S.W. (pdf – 281 kb)
Reference Page Sample (pdf - 344 kb)