Resumes, cover letters, curriculum vitae (CV's), LinkedIn profiles, personal statements and employer correspondence play an important role your internship or job search. They are all marketing tools that communicate your skills, abilities and experiences in an way that shows potential employers, internship supervisors, and graduate schools you are a match for the position/program they have to offer.
For many positions one of these will be your first impression. It should capture the attention of your target audience, motivating them to invite you for an interview. You are creating a personal brand and each of your documents shuold reflect your skills and professionalism.
An example an elevator speech:
Kathleen Nagel, Carroll Business major pitching for a human resources job.
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This section of the website contains resources that will help you learn to market yourself through resumes, carefully choose and prepare your references, interview confidently, and snag that perfect job or internship.
To aid in your search, we have divided this information into two pages (you will find these links on the left side of the page):