Career Services at UMass


For College of Natural Sciences students:

CNS Career & Professional Development Center

For College of Engineering students:
Cheryl Brooks (

Career Development Resources

Cover Letters

Framework for crafting a cover letter - An overview, and tips on format and structure

Analyzing a job description - A worksheet for linking requirements with your skills

Annotated cover letter examples - From Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Career Development Center

Informational Interviews

Informational Interviews Steps and Tips - From Yale University Undergraduate Career Services


Bob Mahoney, UMass alumnus and CEO and president of Belmont Savings Bank, shares tips about finding your first job:  Narrowing the Field, Getting the Interview, Controlling the Interview.

How to Prepare for Job Interview Questions - Adapted from the University of Minnesota's Career Center for Science and Engineering


10 Tips for Building a Great Student Profile - From LinkedIn


Etiquette for requesting a recommendation letter - Adapted from U.C. Irvine Campuswide Honors Program


Framework for crafting a resume - An overview, the nuts and bolts, and a sample resume

Action verbs for resumes - From Yale Undergraduate Career Services

Science Communication Resources


Abstract Guidelines - From UMass Commonwealth Honors College

Writing Effective Abstracts - From the University of Illinois Department of Physics


Reference Guide - From UMass Department of Chemistry

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