Apply for a Research Position

Applications typically ask for a variety of supporting materials.  Here are tips and links to websites to help you prepare the elements most often requested—cover letters, resumes, personal statements or essays, and abstracts.

 

Recommendation Letters

Cover Letter or Letter of Interest

http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=54&section_ID=1

http://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/resources/tipsheets/cover-letters

http://gecd.mit.edu/jobs/find/prepare/cover_letter

Resume

http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=43&section_ID=1

 

http://careercenter.nd.edu/students/resumes-and-cover-letters/resumes/

http://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/resources/tipsheets/resumes-and-cvs-basic-resumes

 

http://www.mit.edu/~career/guide/resumes.html

Personal Statement or Essay

Sell Yourself—Guidance for Developing Your Personal Statement

Sell Yourself—Refining the Personal Statement

Writing the Personal Statement

Abstract

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/abstracts.html