Resume/Cover Letter Critiques

Undergraduate Students & Undergraduate Alumni

Current Undergraduate Students: For the fastest turnaround, schedule a same-day Pop-In with a Peer Career Advisor!  

You may also submit electronically. Students may only submit one resume for review per week and may not submit a new resume for review until they have received feedback on their last submitted resume. Please email Word documents (not PDFs) and allow up to  one week for your review to be completed by an advisor; you will receive an email when it is ready for you. You may submit the same document for review no more than two times in one month. 

College of Arts & Sciences

Before submitting, please review the undergraduate resume guide. Email documents to nleach@upenn.edu and put “Resume Review Request” in the subject line and indicate the type of position(s) you will be seeking. If you are seeking document feedback for applications to graduate, law, or professional school, please scroll down further on this page for instructions. Please submit Word documents only (not PDFs or links to Google docs)

School of Engineering and Applied Science (including Master’s Degree Candidates)

Before submitting, please review the undergraduate resume guide. Email documents to ashleycr@upenn.edu and put “Review Request” in the subject line and indicate the type of position(s) you will be seeking.

School of Nursing

Email documents to Sharon Fleshman (fleshman@upenn.edu).

The Wharton School

Before submitting your request, please review the undergraduate resume guide and undergraduate cover letter writing guide for general resume and cover letter tips and guidance.

Email Ashley Culver (ashleycr@upenn.edu) with the subject line “Resume Review Request – Wharton” or “Cover Letter Review Request – Wharton” as appropriate – be sure to include the following in your email:
– Type of position(s) you are seeking
– Application deadline (include if applicable): please allow at least 5-7 business days before any deadline if possible
– Document for review (Word document or Google Docs link: be sure to enable permissions to view the document). .pdf documents will not be reviewed.

Graduate Students, Graduate Alumni, and Current Postdoctoral Fellows

You can make an appointment with a career advisor at any time, but you’ll find it more helpful if you have a draft version of your resume (and/or other job search materials) to get the most useful feedback. To make an appointment, log in to Handshake or call 215-898-7530.

You can also make a Same Day Drop-In phone appointment by signing up on Handshake beginning at 9:15AM the day of the appointment. Please include your phone number when making the appointment and be sure to be available for the advisor at the time you select. These slots are for 15 minutes appointments so it may not be possible to get a complete review during this time.

For Master’s Degree Candidates in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), you may also email your resume and or cover letter to ashleycr@upenn.edu and put “Review Request” in the subject line if you are unable to make an appointment.

Applying to Graduate and Professional School

To review application documents for programs in Nursing, Education, Counseling/Psychology, and Social Work/Social Policy/Social Welfare, please schedule an appointment via Handshake with Sharon Fleshman, Esther Ra, or John Tuton.


Click here for more information about any other graduate program, medical school, and law school application material critiques.

To request a Law School Application Résumé Review, please email your résumé to prelawresumes@vpul.upenn.edu.  Applicants are limited to one document review per application cycle.