Resources

Resume Instruction and Critique
Career Services is available to assist students with the creation and refinement of their resume and cover letters. Our experienced staff will provide feedback and recommendations on resume format, content and organization, as well as proofreading for grammatical and spelling errors.

Download and print the following examples (PDF files, all < 50K):

  1. Chronological Resume (PDF)
  2. Skills/Functional Resume (PDF)
  3. Education Resume (PDF)
  4. Science Resume (PDF)
  5. Experienced Resume 1 (PDF)
  6. Experienced Resume 2 (PDF)
  7. MBA Resume (PDF)
  8. Non-Profit Resume (PDF)
  9. Communications Sciences & Disorders Resume (PDF)
  10. Physical Therapy Resume (PDF)
  11. Resume Tips (PDF)
  12. Action Verbs (PDF)
  13. Cover Letter Example (PDF)
  14. Reference Sheet Example (PDF)
  15. Thank You Letter Example (PDF)

Interview Preparation
Students interested in improving their interviewing skills may participate in a mock interview through Career Services. During the mock interview, students will gain experience responding to traditional and behavioral interview questions. Put yourself at a competitive advantage by enhancing your interviewing skills BEFORE the big interview. To schedule a mock interview, contact Career Services at 816-501-4061. To participate in Mock Interview Day, contact Caelee Lehman at 816-501-4858.


Class/Organization Presentations
Career Services will come to you! That’s right. Career Services can provide a career-related presentation or workshop to your class, organization, residence hall, or other student group. These workshops range from 45-60 minutes in duration and will satisfy residence hall and student organization programming requirements. Topics include:

  • Choosing a major
  • Effective job search strategies
  • Writing resumes, cover letters and thank-you notes
  • Interviewing tips and preparation
  • Negotiating offers
  • Business etiquette
  • Dressing for success

To request a program or workshop, contact Mike Theobald at 816-501-4861 and provide the following information:

  • Name of organization
  • Presentation preference
  • Time
  • Location
  • Approximate number of participants
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Any special considerations

Graduate School Information
Career Services has a variety of resources available to assist you in researching and preparing for graduate or professional school. Visit our Career Library in Massman 3 to review program catalogs, graduate school directories and other resources.

For more information on graduate programs at Rockhurst University, contact the Office of Admission at 816-501-4012.

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Education Reference File
Students graduating with a degree in education can establish a reference file with Career Services. This file will allow you to house letters of recommendation in a central location. Upon your request, Career Services will email your file to prospective school districts. Request that your references send their letters to:

Mike Theobald, Career Services, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Please download, print and appropriately sign the then return it to Career Services. Important: We must receive this completed form from you before we can forward your reference file to prospective employers.

Please email the full school name, contact name, street address and email address of the school district(s) to mike.theobald@rockhurst.edu. This will ensure we forward your materials to the correct school district/address.