CPSC 3165 Fall 2007
Resume & Cover Letter Due Tuesday, September 11
Assume that you have just graduated college with the degree that you are now seeking. Write a resume
(one or two pages) and a cover letter to apply for an imaginary job.
In the resume you may imagine
that you have graduated CSU with the major and GPA that you would like
to have, with the experience you might have, and at the date you would like.
If you have any actual experience, you should include it in this resume.
When you actually graduate, this resume will require editing to reflect reality.
Details of the Imaginary Job Openings
Acme Anvil Company, exclusive purveyor to Wile E. Coyote of falling anvils and exploding objects, has
announced a number of entry level openings in the following departments.
Software Development Product
Testing and Quality Control
Database Administration Accounting
Anvil Manufacture Advertising
Public Relations Technical Writing
Details of the Assignment
You are to write a cover letter that specifically addresses the company and job position for which you are
applying. This should be a one–page letter. It will be addressed to:
Acme Anvil, Inc.
You are to
go to the CSU Career Center (Davidson 147, Open M – F at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
and use their
ResumeMaker software to create the resume. It may be either functional or chronological, as you think best.
Any of the standard ResumeMaker formats is acceptable; pick a format that “tells your story” in the best light.
creating the resume and cover letter, you are to collaborate with your tutor in
the Writing Lab
(Woodhall 116) to review grammatical and style issues.
Project assigned Tuesday, August 21
Begin work with Writing Center Thursday, August 30
Assignment due to me Tuesday, September 11
NOTE: We shall return to the resume from time to time during the
semester, with the idea of continually
improving a first draft. However, the resume will be assigned only once.