Getting Your Resume/Cover Letter Critiqued

Among the many services that we offer here at Career Services, we also provide assistance with critiquing resumes. 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, click here to see our calendar.


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 to Alyssa Perkins at the CAS desk. You may also submit documents by emailing alperk@upenn.edu and putting "Resume Review Request" in the subject line. Please 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.  If outside the regular semester or you are not on campus, please email your resume to Katie Barlow at kbarl@upenn.edu; please put "Review Request" in the subject line. Please allow up to three 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 Barbara Hewitt (hewittb@upenn.edu) or David Ross (sdross@upenn.edu).  Please only send your document(s) to one advisor. 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.