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The CPD team has developed a series of Guides to provide you - our students - with comprehensive support - from exploring opportunities and networking with alumni to creating a resume, preparing for interviews and applying for positions.

As some of the suggested resources in these guides are Dartmouth-specific, they require login with your Dartmouth NetID. You can access the Guides 24/7, through the DartBoard Resource Library. If you need assistance accessing DartBoard, please email

How to Guides

  • Resume Guide: Comprehensive guide on how to create a resume, from what to include and what to leave out. Includes 12 industry-specific examples,  Resume Template and best practices for first-year and entry-level resumes.
  • Career Exploration Guide: Assessments, occupation and major exploration resources you can use to find opportunities, reflect on your interests and pursue what matters to you.  Click here to access What Can I Do With This Major, a key exploratory resource:
  • Cover Letter Guide: Learn how to structure and create cover letters that demonstrate your understanding and fit for an opportunity.
  • Employer Research Guide: A curated collection of resources designed to help you research jobs, industries and organizations.
  • International Student Guide: International students often face unique challenges due to work authorization restrictions and cultural differences; this guide includes best practices and Dartmouth resources for professional development planning.
  • Graduate School Guide: Addresses all aspects of the admissions process for graduate and professional school, from core application components and factors to consider before applying to strategies for test preparation and identifying others to consult about programs.
  • Job & Internship Guide: Overview of recommended sites for exploring jobs and internships as well as strategies to prepare for the application process.
  • Majors to Careers Guide: Shows possible career paths, providing titles and employers of Dartmouth alumni by major
  • Interviewing Guide: Being offered an interview is the culmination of your hard work, this guide will help you make the most of that opportunity and present yourself in the best possible light. Includes on how to prepare for different types of interviews.
  • Networking Guide: Networking is one of the most effective ways to explore and enter any field. Tips provided range from how to structure a request for an informational interview to sample questions and best practices for follow-up.
  • Skill Building and ePortfolio Guide: Make a strong impression by building skills using free e-learning resources and creating an online portfolio that showcases what you can do.

Information for Pursuing Specific Opportunities

  • Diversity Directory Guide: A comprehensive directory of 150+ programs and opportunities for diverse populations, including first-generation students, women and those from historically underrepresented backgrounds and women.
  • Fellowships Guide: Information on 100+ post-graduate fellowship programs in fields ranging from the arts, education and non-profits to communication, tech and science. Includes tips on researching programs and how to apply.
  • Rotational & Leadership Development Training Programs Guide: Direct links to the websites for 110 training programs offering full-time positions.