Excellent examples of cover letters, résumés, etc. From MICA.
Excerpts from recent emails about career objectives on résumé:
I see that FSU tells you how to write a career objective (http://www.career.fsu.edu/employment/career-objective-guide.html) but then doesn’t include it in their examples (http://www.career.fsu.edu/Images/PDFS/Guides/WritingAResume.pdf)
But none of the résumés in the MICA internship guide (link above) have career objectives.
Just nosing around…
Yes to career objective or summary…
Columbia University: http://www.sipa.columbia.edu/resources_services/career_services/current_students/career_resources/sample_resumes.html
(career service office describes it, but then none of recent graduates use it!)