Getting Your Resume/Cover Letter Critiqued

Resume and cover letter critiques are among the many resources that Career Services provides.

If you would like to have a resume or cover letter critiqued by one of our advisors, please see the appropriate school for instructions on how to submit your document(s).

For resume, cover letter, and other Career Services workshops, please check the "Events" tab in Handshake.


College of Arts & Sciences

If you'd like a resume or cover letter critique, we welcome you to drop off printed documents in our office at the CAS desk. You may also submit documents by emailing mciverd@upenn.edu and putting "Resume Review Request" in the subject line. Please email Word documents only (not PDFs or links to Google docs) and allow up to one week for your review to be completed by an advisor.

Please Note: This form of resume submission is only open to College of Arts & Sciences degree seeking Undergraduate Students and Alumni (Guest Students are not eligible). Please visit your school's section on this page for information about their resume critique services.


School of Engineering and Applied Science

SEAS Students who would like a critique are invited to submit documents for review specifically to the Engineering area of Career Services.  Please drop off your printed resume when on-campus/when classes are in session or please email your resume to Katie Barlow at kbarl@upenn.edu; please put "Review Request" in the subject line. Please allow three to five business (working) days for your review to be completed.


Wharton School

Wharton students who would like a resume and/or cover letter critique should email their documents directly to David Ross (sdross@upenn.edu).  Send Word documents only (not PDFs) and indicate the type of position(s) you will be seeking. You will receive feedback within one week.


School of Nursing

For those who would like to have their resume and/or cover letters critiqued, you can call 215-898-4381 to make an appointment to see an advisor. You can also submit your document(s) via email to Sharon Fleshman at fleshman@upenn.edu and they will be critiqued and emailed back to you. Please send Word documents only (not PDFs) and allow up to one week for your review to be completed.