College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Resumes and Cover Letters

A professional resume and cover letter are crucial components in any job search. There are many resources on campus available to help you with editing/creating your resume and making sure it's in good shape. 

Career Services in AGNR

The College of AGNR has an in-house member of the Career Center available to meet with students for career counseling. Students can schedule a career appointment to get help with editing your resume.

Career Appointments are 30 minute sessions with a graduate student or staff advisor. Career Appointments are best for more in-depth career topics such as:

  • Choosing a Major, Career Exploring, Career Fields and Industries
  • Preparing for Interviews
  • Searching for Internships or Jobs
  • Networking, Informational Interviews
  • Applying to Graduate School

Career Center

The Career Center has numerous resources to help students with creating their resumes. Students can also attend drop-in sessions to get feedback on a resume. Drop-Ins are 10-15 mins sessions to meet with an undergraduate Peer Career Educator. Drop-Ins are held in the main University Career Center located at 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Appointments are not required for Drop-Ins

Writing Center

Students can schedule appointments for help with written assignments, but also provides some resources to help with resume writing.

ENGL393 - Technical Writing

All students at UMD must complete a Professional Writing (PW) course for the General Education requirements. ENGL393 is one of the courses that can satisfy this requirement. Some sections of ENGL393 have students complete a resume and cover letter as one of the assignments.

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