University Relations

More Guidance: Short Online Presentations

We offer in-person workshops about resumes, the job search, interviews, law school, and more. If you can't attend one of those, or you want to explore additional topics, see the list of presentations below. Each is about 5 to 10 minutes long, and is formatted like a PowerPoint presentation with audio. Click a title to watch.

Job Search topics:

Job and Internship Search
Learn the best ways to find the position you want.

How to Network
Many jobs and internships aren't advertised. Networking is the key.

How to Use GoldPASS Effectively
U of M students and alumni can use GoldPASS to search for jobs, internships, and much more.

U of M Career Services and Tips for Veterans

Networking for International Students

Applying for Federal Jobs

GLBT Job-Search Tips

Resumes, Cover Letters, CVs, and other materials:

Resume Writing
What to include on your resume and how to make it stand out.

Cover Letters and References
Get tips about writing a strong cover letter, plus the basics of reference sheets.

Professional Portfolios
Show off your accomplishments by bringing a portfolio to your interviews.

Curriculum Vitae Writing
CVs are generally for job candidates at the Ph.D. level.


Effective Interviewing
Prepare to present yourself successfully.

Phone Interviews

Salary Negotiation

Misc. Tips:

Professional Etiquette
Familiarize yourself with basic etiquette rules for the job search and the job.

Transitioning from Student to Professional
Are you truly prepared for the big adjustment?

Be Successful at Job Fairs
If you learn how to make a good impression, you'll be ahead of the pack.

How to Market an Individualized Degree
Learn how to impress potential employers with your unique individualized degree program.

Join Professional Associations

Grad School Topics:

How to Plan for Graduate School
Tips about the grad school application timeline and process.

How to Write Personal Statements
This is one of the most important pieces of your grad school application.

Pre-Law Workshop
Tips about the law school application timeline and process.

Online workshops are posted regularly. Keep your eye on this page.

Questions? CLA students with questions about any of these topics should contact the CLA Career Services office.