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Your goal in constructing your resume is to create an effective marketing tool. It should be a fluid document which changes as you earn degrees, gain professional experience and acquire new interests and career directions. Employers often spend less than a minute looking at each resume when they first receive it – so a well-organized, informative document is critical to your job search.

Below are general guidelines to help you create a visually powerful resume that best reflects your strengths and accomplishments and enables you to land job offers with your top choice public interest employers.

We also encourage you to view the OCS/OPIA Resume Workshop video.

After following these guidelines, have an OPIA advisor review your resume for summer internships and post-grad entry-level jobs. For fellowship materials, make an appointment with our Fellowships Director Judy Murciano and send her your materials at least 72 hours in advance of your appointment.


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