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Resume Examples and Guides

Sometimes being able to take a look at an actual resume can help you figure out how to format your own, how to describe experience, or what kinds of things you might include. Be careful, though, not to borrow too much from a sample–if you’re using words you don’t know or not describing experiences accurately, it’s bound to come through in an interview when you’re asked to talk about things in more depth.

  • Click the example button to the right to see a list of basic examples provided by the Career Services Network.
  • Check out the "Writing a Good Resume" section of the Career Handbook for MSU students.  Although it is targeted to MSU undergrads it has a lot of valuable tips for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars.
  • You can also use Versatile PhD to find examples of how PhD graduates formatted their resumes by field and discipline.
  • Looking for a resume workshop?  Look on the Graduate Schools Website for workshop listings and events
  • Want someone to look at your resume?  Make an appointment with an advisor today.
  • And finally, you can always check out the Resume and Cover Letter Guide provided by our friends over at Harvard's Office of Career Services.  (Just don't tell anyone we recommened them!)