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A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a brief biography of your educational, research and work background used to obtain an interview in the higher education, or research focused job search, usually consisting of three or more pages.
Your CV should include the following categories and information:
Identification information: Name, address (campus/temporary and permanent/home), email, phone numbers.
Career objective: (Optional).
Education: Title of academic degree, name of college/university, location (city/state), date of completion, GPA (optional), areas of specialization, title of thesis/dissertation.
Relevant work experience: Title/position, department, institution/organization/company, location (city/state), description of duties.
Publications: Authors’ names, date of publication, title of article, journal name.
Special awards and honors: Be clear as to what the award/honor is for.
Presentations: Presenters’ names, title of presentation, name of conference, date and location.
Recent and current research: Short description of research including type and purpose of research.
Grants received: Name of grant, granting agency, date received, title/purpose of project.
Professional association memberships: Current memberships only, in alphabetical order.
Other relevant information
Professional service: Title of leadership positions held, names of association, dates held, responsibilities.
Community involvement: Brief description of responsibilities, name of organization, dates.
Other Competencies: Language competencies, computer skills, international experiences, etc.
Current Interests: Teaching/research interests, service to profession/department/college/community, etc.
References: Include names, title/department, organization/institution, contact information
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When applying to graduate school make sure your resume shows professional, research and related work experience. Extra-curricular activities help too!
What skills do you bring? No matter your field of study, it’s important to speak their language and demonstrate how your academic experiences translate to workplace performance.
ANALYSIS & PROBLEM SOLVING
INTERPERSONAL + LEADERSHIP
PROJECT MANAGEMENT + ORGANIZATION
RESEARCH + INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SELF-MANAGEMENT + WORK HABITS
WRITTEN + ORAL COMMUNICATION
Many countries use the words resume and CV interchangeably, so make sure you understand what documents you are required to submit.
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