DEH Student Workshop: CV and Cover Letter Writing

DEH Student Workshop: CV and Cover Letter Writing

Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Department of English & Humanities (DEH), Bachelor of Arts in English, Master of Arts in English

On March 7, 2024, the Department of English and Humanities (DEH) at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized a workshop titled, “CV and Cover Letter Writing.” The workshop was designed for the students enrolled in ENG 498, ENG 499, and ENG 413 to guide them through the objectives and process of writing CVs and Cover Letters. The session was facilitated by Nadia Rahman, Assistant Professor, DEH.

Ms. Rahman initiated the workshop by taking a look at the current CVs of the participating students, while discussing the proper format of categorizing a student’s work experience and extracurricular activities in their CV. She suggested that to describe the activities and relevant job responsibilities in the CV, one must use action verbs and be precise in description. With a sample, she also emphasized the importance of incorporating all the necessary components in the CV, which included updated Address and Contact Information, Academic History, Relevant Skills, Publications, Achievements, and References.

Lastly, Ms. Rahman briefly discussed cover letters, and how they are different from a CV and Resume. She explained that a CV contains an overall record of one’s work experience, education history, and skills, while a Resume is prepared keeping the new progress in mind. A cover letter, on the other hand, she stressed, should be tailored according to the job description one would be applying for. Furthermore, she added that the letter should demonstrate how one can contribute to the intended company with a compelling one-page story.

Ms. Rahman, thereafter, provided relevant examples of cover letters and concluded the session with an interactive question and answer session.


Report by Isra Tahiya Islam (202013007)