Preparing a resume
Last year, we received over 200 applications for 75 spots. Students who visited career services were more likely to be prepared for the application process.
Our main goal in having applicants submit a resume is to help applicants become more knowledgeable on how to prepare these essential documents for the future. Every resume will look different because YOU are all different, have different career goals, and are going into different career fields.
Visit career services for a review of your materials before you submit the application. We cannot help you write a resume; you must visit your career office or the Office of Student Employment for assistance. Follow all directions on the application to receive as many points as possible!
Visit career services
There is no one right way to do a resume. It varies by field or type of job. IUPUI has career services for students based on the school you're in so that you can learn for your specific career. You can get school- or field-specific help with things such as exploring career options, gaining experience, writing resumes, searching for a job or internship, and preparing for interviews. The Office of Student Employment serves all students looking for part-time work.
Get help from one of these offices; they are the experts! It's their job to help you, and it's never too early to meet with a career advisor.
Applicants who had their application materials reviewed by someone in these offices were more prepared and more successful in our application process. Find help through the links below.
Find your school-specific career office
Contact the Office of Student Employment
Please note: most offices have drop-in appointments, but these are short and meant for quick questions (15 minutes). You will most likely need to make an appointment.
Convert a Word document (resume and cover letter) to a PDF
You can submit the resume and cover letter as Word documents or PDFs. One benefit of a PDF is that it keeps your formatting just how you want it, and it can be opened on almost any computer or device. We recommend using a PDF any time you submit an application. It's easy to convert a Word document to PDF, just follow these simple instructions from Microsoft.