SEAS Careers will be operating virtually during Fall 2021 with the exception of THURSDAY in-office hours. For a Thursday appointment please email Chalvonna Smith. Read more about GW's coronavirus response here.

Resume & Cover Letter Checklist

Resume and Cover Letter Checklist

  1. Refer to and follow the SEAS Resume & Cover Letter Guide for useful guidance, tips, and sample resumes and cover letters. 
  2. Have someone in your industry (a peer, a colleague, or a professor, etc.) review your resume and/or cover letter.
  3. Plan to see a SEAS career coach; see your career coaching options here.
  4. Continue to update your resume and write unique cover letters that correspond to each position you apply to.


Here’s What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Capitalize on Your Resume

As a career coach, I’ve worked alongside recruiters and heard their complaints as they review resumes. I remember one squinting at the screen as she tried to read a resume with tiny font, and another telling me she doesn’t even …

By Leto Papadopoulos - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Need Help Writing Your Cover Letter?

The Writing Center offers free 50-minute online writing consultation appointments six days a week via ZOOM. Click here to sign up for an appointment. The Center welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from all schools, at all levels, as well as …

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels SEAS Career Services Fellow Amber Samuels
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Feb 11th: SEAS Resume Reviews and Feedback by Industry Professionals

Register now for the Resume Review & Feedback Event on February 11th. 

SEAS students will have the opportunity to meet with SEAS alumni and industry professionals to receive feedback on their resumes. Learn how you can improve your document and …

By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor Kendra Northington
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Student Success Story: Aashis Luitel

At the W. Scott Amey Career Center, it’s our mission to empower students to be major contributors to their local and global community. We aim to do this by providing access to holistic personal and professional development. Today, meet Aashis …

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels SEAS Career Services Fellow Amber Samuels
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Staff Spotlight: Meet Amber Samuels

Get to know the Career Center Staff this semester!

Q: What is your role at the SEAS Career Services Center (i.e., W. Scott Amey Career Services Center)? 

A: At the SEAS Career Services Center, I work as the Career Services …

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels SEAS Career Services Fellow Amber Samuels
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