The CAPS office has dedicated itself to curating and developing an extensive array of resources designed to assist you throughout your career journey. These resources range from meticulously reviewed resumes and persuasive cover letters to comprehensive industry guides. CAPS is committed to ensuring that you possess a wealth of examples that provide you with the confidence necessary for job applications and determining your career trajectory. With CaPS by your side, you can navigate the professional landscape with greater insight and pose, maximizing your opportunities for success.

Check out our Guide to Professional Success for even more tips and tricks!

Update Your Career Portfolio

The CaPS office has curated several examples of cover letters and resumes from past and present Butler students. Check out below to review our sample materials, and reference our resume style guides.

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Cover Letters

The purpose of a cover letter is to deep dive into sections of your resume to highlight your professional abilities. Taking the time to write a cover letter will make you stand out as an application candidate.

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Your resume serves as a first point of contact between you and a potential employer. Think of it as your first impression!

Check out our curated Industry Guides for detailed information and tips on how to jump start your career!
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Search by Identity

Are you in search of job boards or specialized resources tailored to your unique identity? Please peruse the curated list of links provided below.

Alongside the office of Student Disability Services (SDS), we’re committed to helping students with visible and non-visible disabilities find gainful and satisfying employment. To this end, we’ve compiled a list of resources which we hope will help with questions you may have about disclosure, accommodations, and your legal rights. We’ve also provided some sites where you can begin your search for a job or internship.

A Safe Space

It’s important to understand where you are in your own identity development. Our office is a supportive, non-judgemental space where you can ask questions about all aspects of career development. We know how personal identity connects to career decisions. 

  • Diversity Employers 
  • Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Internship — The program provides funding for internships at cultural organizations across Los Angeles in the arts.
  • INROADS — The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority young people in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity — One of the most recognized resources for equal opportunity employers who are seeking to add diverse, qualified candidates to their workforce. Job postings include positions in academia, business, healthcare, and the government
  • Lagrant Foundation — The LAGRANT Foundation offers scholarships, internships, and more to undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students pursuing careers in advertising, marketing and public relations 
  • SEO — SEO’s mission is to place underrepresented students of color into paid summer internships in banking, private equity, corporate leadership, law, non-profit and other business sectors.
  • ​T. Howard Foundation — The T. Howard Foundation is an internship program for minority students interested in the multimedia and entertainment industry. 
Workplace Discrimination

Workforce discrimination occurs in many different ways. There are federal laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, pregnancy, and age. Employers are responsible for complying with the law, but you are responsible for making sure you know and protect your rights.

Discrimination in the Workplace

If you experience discrimination once you have started a job, here are some tips and information about dealing with employment discrimination.