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UMBC INTERN WEEK, Day 1: Is Your Resume Ready to Impress?

Resume tips for aspiring interns

October 12, 2020 7:45 AM

So, you’ve decided it’s time to gain some real-world experience by landing a great internship in 2021. But is your resume ready for the spotlight? Your resume is your marketing tool that will  help you land that internship. Do you know on average how long a recruiter spends looking at a resume? 5-7 seconds!!!Therefore, it’s very important that you structure your resume so that it’s easy-to-read to capture the recruiter’s attention. Your resume should showcase your education, skills and experience to show the employer you are a strong candidate for the internship. All experiences count so be sure to include extracurricular activities and volunteer work to show you are a well-rounded candidate.  Once you have developed your resume, you will have a solid foundation, but as you apply, you should always tailor your resume for the specific internship.



Chris Lanthier, Information Systems

Summer 2020 Cyber Systems Intern, Northrop Grumman

“Never say no to experience. Even if you aren't sure what might come out of it or if you're even interested, always seek out ways to grow yourself and your resume so that when the right opportunity does come around, you'll be able to take advantage of it.”




·       Video: Micro Session: How to Write a Stand-out Resume (13 minutes)

·       Sample Resumes by Major

·       Career Guide (Resume Guidelines and Samples)



·       Draft your resume and schedule a resume review  appointment through UMBCworks (30 or 60 minute) or 15 minute Express Appointment


Get the scoop on exciting internship opportunities! Follow the Career Center on Twitter, where we’ll be highlighting amazing internships across a variety of industries all week!



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