Searching for a summer job, a volunteer opportunity or your first job after graduation? You will need four basic tools: a résumé, a cover letter, sharp interviewing skills and an ability to network.

-A résumé is a written document that strategically highlights your education, experiences, and skills so that an employer or internship sponsor can quickly see what you have to offer.

cover letter tells a prospective internship sponsor or employer why you are applying and where you see the fit between what you have to offer and what they seek.

Networking helps you to learn more about a chosen field and to develop relationships with people in those fields.

An interview is a two-way interaction allowing both you and the employer to determine if you are the right candidate for the position.