What is this document?
A Curriculum Vitae is an academic resume
that allows employers, peers, professors, and you to view your
academic achievements on one piece of paper. It is helpful
when asking for a letter of recommendation, applying for a job
or scholarship, and for reference when filling out
What is featured on a CV?
The CV should highlight:
A - Your Educational History
What schools have you attended?
degrees? honors programs? study abroad? GPA's?
B - Your Awards and Accomplishments
- Have you received any titles?
Honors? Scholarships? Awards?
C - Your Leadership Experience
Have you been an officer in a club?
Created your own program/business? Initiated a project?
D- Your Volunteer/Service Experience
Have you given at least 10 hours to
one program? Have you volunteered to help the community?
E- Your Work/Internship Experience
Have you worked while being a
student? Have you had any academic internships?
F- Your Research Experience
How do I make a CV?
Have you ever done your own
research project? Have you ever helped a faculty mentor do
||Create a header with your name and contact
information at the top, center |
||Write down all of your qualifications that fall into
these categories |
||For items C-F, give a brief description of your
role/involvement in each item. Make sure to mention
dates of involvement and particular achievements
||Make sure the formatting is organized and
||Have someone from the SOP or Career Center look over
it for you|
Yes, it's okay if you don't have a lot of
experience in one category, now you know what you need to work
on! - Give a copy of your CV to anyone writing a letter of
recommendation for you - More help is available at the Career
Center for this document