How many letters of recommendation should one normally submit?
Hello! Larger companies are moving away from checking references for various reasons. With that being said, I think a letter of recommendation is a good idea. It gives the recruiter and/or hiring manager…View all answers »
During college I spent most of my summers taking extra courses and conducting field research either individually or with a couple different professors, but it was never paid work or an internship per say. I got course credits for it, but will my lack of formal internship experience hurt my chances of landing a job?
Hello and great question! What I typically suggest in this case is to list that time on your resume as "Volunteer." It does help to have formal internship experience but as long as you list your field research…View all answers »
I'm the Treasurer of my fraternity. Would that look good on my resume? Not sure if putting a fraternity on a resume is a smart thing. The only reason I'm considering it is because it might show leadership, but obviously it's still a frat house. What would you think if you saw that on a resume?
Interesting question! Although Greek life has been scrutinized in the news and social media lately, including it on your resume still displays your leadership experiences and potential. Being involved in a…View all answers »
While I'm in college, does it help my resume if I work part-time, and if so what kinds of part-time jobs should I be looking for?
I always think it's awesome to see someone who is a student and who also has made time to work. I think any kind of part-time jobs would show you have a strong work ethic and the ability to multitask and prioritize.…View all answers »
Should I put my references’ contact information directly on my resume?
I have not worked in Career Services for quite some time, but I was taught that it was not necessary. Typically if an organization needs references they will ask for them. You are usually…