Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

How-To Guides

Identifying and Translating Your Skills

Résumés and Cover Letters

  • Resumes and Cover Letters for PhD Students - Guide developed by Harvard's Office of Career Services. Includes examples of résumés and cover letters that effectively communicate graduate school experience in ways that are understandable to employers outside of academia.
  • Transferable Skills and How to Talk About Them - How to translate your academic skills into workplace skills on your résumé. Includes a printable list of academic skills that translate to specific workplace skills and a short resume writing guide.
  • Do You Speak Résumé? - How to translate your skills and experiences when writing a résumé.

Informational Interviews

Enhancing Your Skillset