Resumes, Cover Letters, & Suggested Plans of Study

Resumes and Cover Letters

If you would like to have your cover letter and/or resume critiqued by our office, PLEASE bring in printed copies.

Your resume is the first impression an employer will have of you and the basis by which you will or will not be selected for an interview. Your resume should reflect your qualities and experiences most relevant to the position for which you are applying. 

Cover letters, though typically more difficult to write than resumes, are simply letters used to market your skills, experiences, and achievements to potential employers.

Resumes and Cover Letters should complement each other, but should not be exactly the same. Each piece alone should be able to showcase your skillset, but they should have matching fonts and styles.

We highly recommend reviewing the below before creating a first draft.

Resume Guide

Cover Letter Guide

Sample Resumes & Templates

Below we have given some example resumes as well as resume templates. These resume structures have been reviewed by companies in industries that are popular with Economics and Economics & Accounting students, but are suitable for most industries. It is suggested that students look at all of these samples as well as consult the Resume Guide when creating their resume for the first time. It is highly recommended that students come to our office during walk-in hours for a professional resume review.


Includes: Economics, Finance, Study Abroad

Sample 1

Template 1


Includes: Economics, Research, Course Projects

Template 2

Econ & Acct

Includes: Economics & Accounting, CPA

Sample 3

Template 3

Ec​on & Acct

Includes: Economics & Accounting, CPA, Transfer

Sample 4

Template 4

Suggested Plans of Study

For the most popular industries we see our students headed to, we have created suggested plans of study. Please note that these are only suggested schedules, and will be different according to each student's needs.


Four Year



Four Year


Econ ​PhD

Four Year


Accounting CPA

Four Year


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