Application Materials and the Interview Process

Your resume and cover letter are crucial components of your outreach strategy to employers, and you should take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your abilities and experience. The CDO Team can help you develop stand-out applications and prepare you to navigate the interview process. Review our guides and templates for crafting effective applications and our resources for honing your interview skills. 

For additional resources, establish a Vault.com account to access additional templates and review best practices for crafting applications targeted at your career field of interest.

Prepare Your Application Materials

Draft versions of your application materials and have them critiqued by a CDO counselor, mentors, and/or your network​. Use the following templates to tailor your application to your experience-level and industry-style. 

Resume samples were kindly provided by recent Chicago Harris graduates.

Practice for the Interview

Participate in a mock behavorial or case interview to receive individual feedback and guidance on how to best present yourself in an interview. Mock interviews can be adapted to meet the demand and requirements of a specific employer.

Evaluate and Negotiate a Job Offer

Once you've received an offer of employment, you will need to determine whether the position aligns with your career goals, expectations of the position, and needs for remuneration, including benefits. Be sure to review your priorities and professional goals as you correspond with your prospective employer. Review the following guidelines for navigating this process.