How to Create a Resume: Part 1

Here's a quick and simple guide to creating an effective resume that allows you to communicate your skills, contributions, and experiences to employers. Click here if you'd like to see a few examples before reading this guide. 1. Two Resume Types Decide the resume style you prefer to use, based on the message you want … Continue reading How to Create a Resume: Part 1

Ten Tips To Staying Productive Over Winter Break

Ahh, the fall semester is finally over and we're all looking forward to going home and binge watching our favorite Netflix series in fuzzy winter-patterned pajamas, downing questionably large amounts of  our mom's homemade hot chocolate and avoiding the polar vortex at all costs. While it's important to relax and take a breather after a crazy … Continue reading Ten Tips To Staying Productive Over Winter Break

How To Market Your Study Abroad Experience

With the popularity of study abroad rapidly increasing, thanks to new grants given by Purdue and the growing desire among students to gain global experiences, it's important to know how studying abroad can enhance your resume and demonstrate valuable skills. It's also important to know how to communicate these skills and impress potential employers. If … Continue reading How To Market Your Study Abroad Experience

Objective Statements: Are They Important?

As many students are scrambling to finish up their internship and post-grad job applications, I've noticed a lot of confusion on whether or not an objective statement was necessary and if they decided they were, nobody knew what exactly to say. The realm of objective statements is definitely full of gray areas, but we're here … Continue reading Objective Statements: Are They Important?

Tips for Designing Your Resume

With super creative resume designs and self-promotional materials becoming popular on the internet, you've probably wondered if you should jump on the creative bandwagon. Well, coming from someone who has done unique resume designs for not only myself but a variety of friends in different majors (I'm a Visual Communication Design major--fancy for graphic design), … Continue reading Tips for Designing Your Resume

Fall 2014 – Resume Blitz

It's that time of year again! Career fairs are happening and employers are coming to campus in droves. Looking for an internship or full-time job? One of the best ways to catch the attention of a recruiter is to have a fantastic resume. Get your resume employer-ready by coming to the Purdue Center for Career Opportunities' … Continue reading Fall 2014 – Resume Blitz