Navigate the Application Process

Whether you are applying for a job, on or off-campus, internship, or other opportunity, preparing in advance for different steps in the application process can set you up for success.

Learn more about application materials, online profiles, interviewing and ending with a solid thank you note.


Resumes are a critical component of the application process. Whatever stage of writing you're in, whether it's brainstorming or final polishing, Career Planning in APEX can help. You may stop by during Walk-In Wednesdays or make an appointment to get started. 

Guidebook to Writing a Resume and Cover Letter 

Cover Letter

If the application requires a cover letter you will need a unique, targeted cover letter to complement every resume you send. This is your opportunity to share why you are interested in this opening as well as stating how you are qualified for it. 

Guidebook to Writing a Resume and Cover Letter 


You will need references at some point during the interview process. You should choose professional references only and those who can specifically discuss your work ethic. Check our Tips for Requesting Letters of Recommendation for more information.


Most organizations request a transcript to ensure you have the academic background they are seeking. You will find your unofficial transcript on Scot Web. For an official transcript, you will need to request one from the Registrar’s Office.


Practice, practice, practice. You can refine your interviewing skills from the comfort of your residence hall 24/7 with Big Interview.  Prepare for any interview with this interactive resource.  For more help or unanswered questions, consult Career Planning's Interview Guide.