An exceptional resume is key to the professional realm, submit yours for a chance to win a bookstore goodie bag and more!

The Resume Challenge is a student contest where students submit their resume to a panel of judges and an exceptional resume is selected for each class year.

Selected students win a swag bag of bookstore goodies and apparel plus a feature on CCEC social media! Winning resumes are also immortalized as an example for others to reference! (Personal information is removed before sharing.)

The 2022-23 Resume Challenge will be announced in April 2023. 

Once the challenge begins, you can participate by creating/improving your resume using these resources and having a conversation with our Student Career Advisors. You can schedule an appointment over Handshake or pop in to their drop-in hours.

Then, finalize your submission by submitting your resume to a Handshake posting that will be created and shared with the challenge is announced. Winners will be notified the second week of May.

Resumes will be reviewed by a panel of professionals representing various industries. Resumes are judged based on three categories: organization & formatting, content & clarity, and holistic feel & representation.

Helpful Resources

  1. Browse resume resources from our website, including helpful resume samples, templates, and tips.
  2. Refine your resume by attending virtual drop-in hours or schedule a resume review with our Student Career Advisors or Career and Community Engagement Center Staff to get professional opinions and suggestions.
  3. Watch these Resume Challenge webinars for beginner and pro tips. 
  4. Email us at with any questions and we are happy to assist you!