General Resources for AAP Students

Career Development

AAP Connect is available for resume and cover letter advice, career counseling and advising, and provides access to workshops and alumni panels on a wide range of topics such as interview skills and general professional expectations. Cornell Career Services hosts Cornell Handshake, an online database of internship and job opportunities.

General Resources 

Resume Building

Before you can apply to jobs and internships, all students need to be able to create a stunning resume that tells their professional story and captures education, accomplishments, skills, and interests. The purpose of a resume is to get the person reading it interested enough to want to meet you and to get you the interview.

Don't have a resume? No problem. Visit the following websites to start building your individualized resume! Make an appointment with AAP Connect to review your first draft. 

Crafting a Cover Letter

A cover letter will almost always accompany a resume.  A cover letter provides an opportunity to explain how your experiences will benefit a potential employer. Make an appointment with AAP Connect to review your cover letter. 

What is the purpose of the cover letter?

A cover letter tells the reader:

  • who are you 
  • explains why you are writing or applying for the job
  • details why you are a good match for the organization and the position
  • provides a sample of your written communications skills

Tailor your cover letter to:

  • show specific needs of the employer and how you meet them
  • persuade that your goals align with the organization's goals (mission) and/or projects and that your skills align with the position requirements

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Planning Resources

  • American Planning Association helps beginning planners find job opportunities
  • The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning helps students develop a better professional profile if they want to pursue a career in urban planning
  • Cyburbia assists job seekers with field-related jobs within urban planning
  • Cyber-Sierra Natural Resource Jobs helps individuals interested in employment in natural resource occupations, ecology, and environmental disciplines
  • Environmental Careers assists individuals and employers alike, matching top candidates with premier environmental and green employers
  • Federal Internship Directory provides information on fellowships and internships available during the school year as well as summer programs
  • Govt Jobs is a database of government jobs including economic development, human resources, information technology, parks and recreation, planning, public health, and social services
  • Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid environmental leadership training program gives instruction and experience to 35 graduates that enable participants to launch an organizing and advocacy career.
  • Job Hunting Comprehensive listings of job openings and internships in city, regional, and environmental planning, and architecture and landscape architecture
  • Planetizen is a platform where starting planners can find jobs related to a specific field within planning
  • PreserveNet features regularly updated professional employment and internship opportunities for those in the preservation industry and allied fields
  • Student Conservations Association for internships focusing on conservation


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