Resume, References, Cover Letter, email and Thank You Note Suggestions
The staff of the Experiential and Service Learning Program is happy to help you with your resume, references, cover letters and thank you notes. You can begin by taking a look at the models below. Get in touch for more help. Phone 206-6640 or email.
Assistance, including help with interviews, is also available at the Career Development Center.
-This model resume includes a place for college courses you have taken. This is appropriate for when you are seeking a credit bearing internship, but proably not when you graduate and are looking for a job.
-Your resume should be limited to one page.
-List the schools you have attended and your work experience in reverse chronological order.
Model Resume (pdf)
Dr. Edward Sellers, UIS Professor Communication, 217.206.5555, email@example.com
ALWAYS ASK YOUR REFERENCES FOR PERMISSION TO USE THEIR NAMES. List name, title, phone and e-mail address. UIS professors best. No more than three.
Name of the person you’re writing to
Name of the organization he or she works for
City, state, zip
Dear Mr./Ms. ___________:
I am a student at the University of Illinois Springfield majoring in _________. I would like to apply for an internship with the ____________. This internship would be a __ credit, Applied Study Term for me at UIS.
THIS IS WHERE YOU ADD A PARAGRAPH EITHER TELLING THEM WHY YOU WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR THEM OR WHY YOU PARTICULARLY WANT THIS INTERNSHIP. STUDY THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND OR THEIR WEB SITE BEFORE YOU WRITE THE PARAGRAPH.
I am available to work up to ___ hours a week from _____ through _______. I will need to work, at least, ___ hours for my __ credit hours. I would appreciate the opportunity for an interview.
Make sure the email your resume and cover letter are attached to is in proper form.
-Label the attachments “Resume-Your Name” and “Cover Letter-Your Name”.
-On the subject line put something like, “UIS Internship Application-Your Name”.
-Include a brief message in the email like:
“Dear Ms. Smith,
Attached please find my resume and cover letter in application for an internship.
MODEL THANK YOU NOTE FOR AN INTERVIEW
HANDWRITTEN IS BEST
Dear Mr./Ms. ______:
Thanks very much for granting me an interview today. My enthusiasm for the internship was strengthened as a result of the interview. ADD A SENTENCE OR TWO ABOUT WHAT YOU LIKED BEST ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP OR WHY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO A GOOD JOB. Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with any additional information.