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Handouts/Forms

Downloadable versions of the CDO's most popular handouts and forms, all in one easy-to-access location:


General Career Information

Resume and Cover Letter Guide

Editable Resume Template (MS Word)

Editable Resume Template (Google Docs)

Editable Resume Template (Pages)

Resume Template (PDF)

Creating an Elevator Pitch

Informational Interviewing

All About Interviewing

Virtual, One-Way, and Phone Interviewing 

Dressing for Success

Planning Your Four Years

CDO Resources for First Year Students


Summer Job/Internship Resources

12 Ways to Succeed in a Remote Opportunity

Making the Most of Your Summer: Choose Your Own Adventure

Summer Jobs and Internships

Internship Resource Directory

Internships and Programs Dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion

Internship/Job Search Organizer Template

Summer Housing Resources

Internship Learning Contract Template


Job Search Resources

Job Search Resource Directory

Gap Year, Service Year, and Short-term Opportunities

Internships and Programs Dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion

Career Transition Resources (for alumnae/i)

Remote Work Resources


Graduate/Law School Resources

Thinking About and Applying To Graduate School

Graduate/Professional School Application Organizer

Pre-law At-a-Glance

Timeline for Applying to Law School

Writing Personal Statements


Letters of Recommendation/Credential File Forms

Reference File Registration Form

Waiver Form for Letters of Recommendation


For Parents and Families

The Vassar Parent's Guide to The Career Playbook