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Student-Organized Event: Academic Resumes, Cover Letters and CV Writing

Thursday, December 1
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hynes, Level 3, Ballroom C

Sign up early; space is limited.
Register by November 22

Melanie ParkerMelanie Parker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Global Education & Career Development
Academic Resumes, Cover Letters and CV Writing

One of the most important steps in preparation for your job search is creating an effective, powerful cover letter, resume and/or curriculum vitae. Recruiters have a system for scanning these important documents and look for key indicators that specify your leadership skills, and evaluate whether you will be a good fit for a particular position. These important documents are a marketing piece for you, the job candidate, and will provide recruiters with valuable information about what you can bring to their organization. This workshop will help you to understand the steps involved in creating an effective document that best describes your value as a future employee.

About Melanie Parker

Melanie Parker is the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's IT Office of Global Education and Career Development (GECD), which oversees career services, study abroad programs and prehealth advising. With over 25 years of experience in higher education, particularly in career services, she has served in numerous leadership roles with the well-known professional organization, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Parker was the recipient of the NACE/Chevron Award for innovative and groundbreaking programming in 2005 and GECD was selected as a 2013 innovation Excellence Award Finalist for Marketing and Branding. She has conducted external reviews at numerous universities in the United States as well as internationally. She has presented at numerous national, regional and local conferences and has participated in a number of interviews with the media, including television, newspaper and radio. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Master of Education degree from Mississippi State University, and has completed Global Career Development Facilitator training.