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The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping students fulfill the lifelong pursuit of purpose by providing services, access to information, resources, and experiences that address individual career needs.

Participating in Resume Referral

Instructions for Uploading Your Resume(s) into ORCA

Submitting your resume(s) online for the Resume Referral Service enables registered employers to view your resume(s) from the CDC website. Employers search for resumes by criteria you indicate in your profile, e.g. major, job/internship target. Additional resumes can be uploaded for applying to specific job postings.

Step 1. Log in to ORCA

Step 2. Complete Your Profile & Privacy Statement

  • Click on "My Profile" and complete the Personal and Academic Information as accurately as possible and keep it up-to-date; employers will use this information to contact you.
  • Click on the "Privacy" tab under "My Profile". By clicking "yes" your default resume will be made available to employers.
  • Employers will be able to search for default resumes using criteria including major, type of job, and job/internship target. It is very important to keep these categories up to date.

Step 3. Submit your Resume(s) Online

  • Click on "Resumes and Documents," click on "Add New".
  • The first step is to name your resume by completing the label box. Be sure to use relevant and professional titles (e.g. LastName_Sales_Resume).
  • Click the Browse key and select the file intended to be uploaded as your resume. Double click this file.
  • After selecting your resume click "Submit". Repeat the upload process using additional resumes for specific job postings you may be applying to.
  • Only one resume may be marked as your default resume. Your "DEFAULT" resume is the resume that appears for employers who search for you based on the fields indicated in your profile. If you only upload one resume it will be automatically designated as the "DEFAULT" resume. Once you upload multiple resumes you will need to indicate which is your Default. Default status can be changed via the default button under the options heading.
  • When you’ve completed the resume upload/submission process, it’s a good idea to check the accuracy of the upload.

Step 4. To Delete a Resume

You may delete a resume at any time. Under the heading "Options" simply click on the delete button. If you delete a default resume be sure to make another one your default.

Your default resume will remain active for up to one year following your last ORCA login unless otherwise deleted by you. If you do not use ORCA for one year your default resume will automatically become hidden from employer view. To make your resume viewable after one year simply login. Remember though, your presenting an old resume and it will be important for you to update your resume and profile.

Step 5. Making Changes to or Updating Your Resume

Although it may appear as though you can, it is not possible to make changes to your resume directly on ORCA. Once having updated your resume, replace the resume in ORCA by uploading your new document. To do so, delete the resume you wish to replace in ORCA (follow instructions in Step 4) and replace it with the new version (follow instructions in Step 3).


  • The CDC staff recommends having your resume critiqued by one of our career counselors before you upload it.
  • Keep your MY PROFILE and RESUME(S) updated - especially your address, phone, email and search criteria!
  • If you should become employed and/or desire to have your resume no longer made available to employers, remember to either delete your resume from ORCA or to change the privacy setting to no. This ensures no confusion on the part of our employers in thinking that you are job searching when you are not.
  • You can also create and upload cover letters to use when applying to jobs in ORCA.

REMEMBER: Your default resume will remain active for up to one year following your last ORCA login!