References, Recommendations, & Transcripts
Never list references or "References Available Upon Request" on your resume. References are listed on a separate sheet of paper, and should be formatted in the same print style as the resume. References are provided only when an employer specifically asks for them.
References – Make them work for you!
Asking people to write recommendations for you for graduate/professional school or a prospective job requires some thought. You want to approach someone that has known you for a while and can attest to the things you know best and your performance as a worker or student.
People to consider asking for a recommendation would be a professor, supervisor, advisor, or coach. Keep in mind that it will take some time for your recommender to prepare the recommendation. Prepare recommenders as much as possible by giving them a copy of your resume and list of jobs, schools, or scholarships to which you are applying.
Some internship and job applications require candidates to submit a transcript in addition to their resume and cover letter. Read the list of required application materials closely as some positions might require an UNOFFICIAL transcript while others might require an OFFICIAL transcript.
- To obtain a copy of your UNOFFICIAL transcript, all you need to do is simply copy and paste your academic record, which is accessible online through Marynet, onto a Word document. The Registrar’s Office does not provide unofficial transcripts.
How to obtain and print your unofficial transcript.
- To obtain a copy of your OFFICIAL transcript, you must go through the Office of the Registrar. Learn more about how to request copies of your official transcript from the Registrar and to familiarize yourself with the related policies and procedures.