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Career Services

Rasmussen University hosts a robust suite of on-demand, online resources located on the student portal to optimize the career-planning and job search process. When you are ready to engage in your job search, we encourage you to take advantage of these resources at any time throughout your professional career.

These resources can assist you with:

  • Updating and revising your job search documents
  • Portraying yourself effectively to potential employers through interview preparation
  • Review a suite of brief career focused videos on various professional development topics

For general questions related to career services resources, please email

Resume Resources

Hiration is a versatile and user-friendly online platform for job search management. It provides industry-specific templates to help you create and customize your resume, providing instant feedback on how to improve your profile. You can access Hiration at

Screenshot of Create a New Resume page with options for getting started including: use a pre-written sample, use a blank template, and upload an existing resume.

Not sure how to get started? Once you've started a resume, portfolio, or cover letter, look for the Help icon at the top right of the menu, and select 'Product Tour,' 'FAQ,' or 'Video Help' for more information about using the builder.

Cover Letter Resources

A cover letter aims to connect and motivate the reader with your interest in the position you are applying for. Your letter should be concise and complement your resume, not duplicate it.  This is an excellent place to explain why you are a good fit, list a few soft skills, name connections or personal referrals to the company, etc.  Keep it simple and professional.  Cover letters are not as commonly used today as they have been in the past, but employers still see the value, so be prepared.     


sample cover letter with formatting instructions

Interview Resources

Come to the interview confident and prepared! Interviewers expect you to have researched and are familiar with their company. Learn about the company and industry by using the library databases. You'll find information about: the company's history, key executives, financials, number of employees, competitors, and much more! Additionally, explore various sections of the company's website, come prepared with intelligent questions, and watch the video below about how to master the interview.


Jump-start your Handshake experience in three easy steps:

  1. Use the link above to login
  2. Complete your profile
  3. Explore Handshake to learn more about available opportunities, follow employers, and participate in events.



Adobe certifications are not a requirement for graduation but are a recognized credential in the industry.

Click HERE for more information on how to register and prepare for Adobe Certifications. 

Professional Development