Writing Your Curriculum Vitae
Academics use a style of resume referred to as a “curriculum vitae”, a “vita”, and a “C.V.” While most employment résumés include descriptive details to emphasize the related tasks that the writer has accomplished, C.V.s are typically limited to lists of academically oriented activities. Below are possible section headings to include in a C.V. and, when relevant, examples of ways in which past Hanover graduates have participated in them. Include those in which you have strengths. When you have completed your C.V., bring it to the Career Center for a critique, and share it with those who will be writing your letters of reference.
Name, address, land and cell phone, e-mail address
Undergraduate degree, institution, major(s), minor(s), cumulative grade point average
Senior thesis, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs), collaboration with faculty, directed studies, research grants
Lab assistant, learning center tutor, teaching assistant, seminar presenter, interpretive naturalist, departmental tutor, intensive inquiry member
Undergraduate research conferences, national conferences, campus research
Papers co-authored with faculty, “senior thesis” (I.S.), Kennings, Hanover Historical Review
Intensive inquiry, research grant, SWEPT Fund, STAR grant, etc.
Community Service/Committee Work:
Faculty Evaluation Committee, faculty search committees, Curriculum Committee, Student Academic Assistance Committee, Student Senate, Baynham Faculty of the Year Committee, volunteer activities
Honors and Awards:
Summa Cum Laude (expected), academic prizes, Mortar Board (senior honor society), Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honor Society, Dean’s List (specify number of terms)
Phrase this as “Reading knowledge of x”, or “fluent in y”
Typically you should include only those activities that relate to the field you are
seeking to enter.
Professional Society Memberships:
Societies give a membership dues break to students to encourage them to join. Do so.