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Graduate Student Career Resources


CV vs Resume

In the United States, a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is often used for academic jobs while a resume is often used for non-academic jobs. Outside the US, the terms CV and resume can be more interchangeable.

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Cover Letters

Cover letters for non-academic jobs are relatively short, certainly not over one page in length, more often just three to four paragraphs long.

Interviewing and Negotiating

Prepare and practice for each interview, and plan how you will negotiate for yourself.

How to Find Opportunities – Internships and jobs