For this assignment you will submit the first document to be included in your Professional Portfolio: Your resume (if you are seeking employment immediately upon graduation) or your curriculum vitae (if you are applying to graduate school). At the end of the document you should include a list of at least three references to which you intend to send a letter requesting a reference/recommendation. You can also submit your transcripts but these documents are optional.
Update your resume (if you are seeking employment immediately upon graduation) or your curriculum vitae (if you plan to apply to graduate school). Try to tailor it to your specific goal. In other words keep the resume focused on how your skills apply to the workforce and keep the curriculum vitae focused on your academic goals.
You must also identify three potential references to which you intend to send a letter requesting a reference/recommendation with their contact information provided (name address e-mail address and/or telephone number). These can be current or former professors employers supervisors etc. For each reference specify how that person is familiar with your academic or job performance.
A sample Reference List is available at:http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/637/1/
What is the distinction between the resume and the CV? You may want to visit the following Web site for guidance or conduct your own internet search using the key words Resume Cover Letter Guide
http://www.hiremizzoutigers.com/pdfs/Guide to Curriculum Vitaes.pdf
In addition to your resume/vitae you may also choose to submit copies of all of your college transcripts with a job or graduate school application. The submission of transcripts is optional for this assignment. Please note that you should always request official transcripts at least several weeks in advance of any application due dates as it may take some time for the institutions to process your request and mail them to you. For the purposes of this assignment you may submit unofficial copies if you are unable to obtain official versions in time.