Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Tell me more about a C.V.

When should job seekers use a curriculum vitae, commonly referred to as CV, rather than a resume? In the United States, a curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants. Your C.V. should be a comprehensive record of all of your scholarly activites and accomplishments: research, professional conferences, presentations, academic awards and honors, internships, etc.  It is a document that grows.  Each time you are involved in a relevant activity, you should add it to your C.V.

Each semester, the Career Service office holds workshops on How to Write a CV.  In addition, there are several helpful sites that are loaded with helpful information.  Some of these are:

Curriculum Vitae
Why, when and how to write a Curriculum Vitae.

Curriculum Vitae Tips and Advice
Review these tips so you can include the appropriate information in your curriculum vitae (CV) and format your curriculum vitae correctly.

Curriculum Vitae Samples
CV templates and samples.

Check out these sites, put together a draft, and schedule an appointment with a counselor in the Career Services office to have it reviewed.