Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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When should I use a CV?

A CV is basically a longer academic version of a resume, offering a summary of your academic history, research interests, relevant work experience, honors, accomplishments, etc.

A CV is used when applying for:

Graduate School

Fellowships and Scholarships

Research Funding and Grants

CV Sections

A CV presents a full history of your academic credentials, meaning its length is variable and includes almost every aspect of your academic experience. Here are the types of information that a CV may contain:

Contact Information

Include your name, address, phone, and e-mail for home and office, if applicable.


Indicate your major, type of degree, and the date each degree was awarded for each post secondary school attended.

Honors and Awards

List each award, granting institution and the date awarded. If you have only one award (e.g., graduation honors), consider incorporating this information within the education section.

Research Experience

List paid or volunteer research work. Include the institution, nature of the position, duties, dates, and supervisor.

Teaching Experience

List any courses that you assisted with as a teaching assistant, co-taught, or taught. Note the institution, role held in each, and supervisor.

Technical Skills

List courses that you've taken, as well as any statistical and computer programs or data analysis you're familiar with.

Grants Awarded

Include title of agency, projects for which funds were awarded, and dollar amounts.

Professional Experience

List relevant professional experience such as administrative work and summer jobs.

Professional Affiliations

List any professional societies with which you're affiliated.


Document each publication in the proper citation style.

Conference Presentations

Similar to the section on publications, separate this category into sections for posters and papers.


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