Career Development Tools

Prior to applying for professional school, clinical experiences, or jobs in your health care field, it is helpful to create a résumé which highlights your experiences, skills, and purpose for exploring such an opportunity.

Below you will find several examples of résumés for students in health care, a guide to writing résumés, and a résumé verb list. Please note these résumés were created for students following a traditional undergraduate path and use a chronological format. For those students who have significant work history or already have a degree, a functional résumé may be more appropriate. Health professions advisors can assist students one-on-one in these situations.

Résumé Resources

In some cases, a student may need to create a reference list to support their résumé. Tips to writing a reference list are included in the Resume Writing Guide.

Sometimes recommendation letters are required to apply for graduate/professional programs, research opportunities, new jobs, etc. In general, there are certain standards to requesting such letters from faculty, administrators, supervisors, or mentors.

There are times when it could be useful for an undergraduate student to have a business card to share contact information while networking with professionals.


Erica Ashauer

Director, Pre-Professional Advising, Health Professions Advising
Russell G. Weigand Center for Professional Excellence

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