Resume and Cover Letter Review

It's best to target resumes for a specific job or internship using keywords from the job description to highlight your experience and skills.

Undergraduate students should not exceed one page, graduate students may have multiple pages depending on their experience.

Keeping a list and updating it each semester with course details and projects will act as a resourceful database of your skills and experience. This will be helpful when tailoring your resume and cover letter to specific jobs.

Resume Examples

Government Job Resumes

If you are applying to a government job the format will be as follows:

Cover Letters

The cover letter serves as a deeper look into why you are the best candidate for the opportunity. Make sure to customize the cover letter to the job you are applying to. Do not use a cover letter you found online, you can use it for inspiration but your cover letter should be your own.

Joining college clubs, volunteering, relevant course work and projects are all great ways to build your student resume.

View example cover letter.

Explore Career Paths

O*Net Online Find, search, or browse across 900+ occupations based on your goals and needs. Then use comprehensive reports to learn about requirements, characteristics, and available opportunities for your selected occupation.
Career Resource Library Your source for career exploration, training & jobs.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook Explore various careers and learn more about their educational requirements.
The Princeton Review Explore different majors and what jobs are available to each.

Connect with Employers

Handshake Handshake is the #1 way college students find jobs. Join today to explore career options, find jobs and internships for students, and connect with employers. 
Career One Stop A roundup of news and information about career exploration, education and training, and job search from around the Web.
Utilize Linkedin

View Linkedin Profile Checklist.

Explore Jobs on Linkedin.

Follow the COB.


As a College of Business student it is important to meet employers, recruiters, managers, and professionals in your desired field. How do you do that? Attend one of our many events focused on careers and networking!

Events can include the So You Wanna Work In... series, the COB Career Fair, guest speaker, company spotlights, annual Etiquette Dinner, Career Summit, etc.

Other ways to network include joining a young professional group or volunteering for non-profits.

Huntsville Young Professionals

Huntsville Non-Profits

Apply for Internship Credit

Receive Credit for Internships

You may be eligible to receive academic credit from your internship if you have:

  • work at least 120 internship hours over the course of the semester
  • completed at least 15 credit hours at UAH, with at least 6 credit hours beyond intro courses
  • have an UAH overall GPA of at least 2.75
  • have an UAH College of Business GPA of at least 2.75

*Each internship is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Process to apply for credit:

  • Please submit paperwork prior to the start of the internship.
  • Download and complete section 1 of the Internship Eligibility form.
  • Email the form to your academic advisor and attach your offer letter, internship description, and supervisor contact information.
  • Please allow 8-10 business days for processing and approval.

Schedule Career Advising

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