Curriculum Vitae and Résumé

 

Curriculum Vitae

A curriculum vitae is a comprehensive database of your education, academic background, and extra-curricular activities. Its purpose is to keep track of everything you have done, both inside and outside of school. CV’s are used for applications to professional school, your personal statement, jobs, careers, fellowships, scholarships, and grants.

Categories to include in CVResources
Contact Information

•Name
•Permanent Address
•Phone number
•E-mail address (make sure it is appropriate)
Sample Curriculum Vitae
Academics/Research

•Schools attended
•Research completed, etc.
UH Mānoa Undergraduate Research Opportunities

MSMP Research Opportunities

MSMP Academic Enrichment Programs
Recognition & Awards

•Scholarships
•Awards
•Honors
•Grants, etc.
UH Mānoa Honors Program

UH Mānoa Star Scholarships

UH Mānoa Academic Honor Societies
Career Development

•Jobs held
•Experience gained in field, etc.
Mānoa Career Center (QLCSS 212)

UH Mānoa Political Internships
Service

•Any volunteer work completed
•Community activities, etc.
UH Mānoa Service Learning Program
Leadership

•Club positions held
•Job positions, etc.
List of UH Mānoa RIO's
Intercultural Awareness

•Study abroad experience
•Foreign languages
•Cultural clubs/activities, etc.
UH Mānoa Study Abroad Program

UH Mānoa National Student Exchange Program

UH Mānoa International Exchange Program
Personal Wellness

•Hobbies
•Sports teams
•Leisure classes, etc.
UH Mānoa Student Recreation Services

Tips:

•Your CV is a living document, you can always go back to it and make edits.
•Your CV can be formatted in anyway you desire, however keep in mind that it should be easy to read.
•Don’t use one event for multiple sections.
•You should transfer information from your CV to your Résumé.

 

Résumé

A résumé is a compiled list of your education, academic background, and extra-curricular activities that are relevant for the position/graduate school that you are applying for.  Résumé’s are used for applications to professional school, jobs, careers, fellowships, scholarships, and grants.

Tips:

•You select experiences from your CV and transfer them over to your résumé.
•As opposed to the C.V. your résumé should only be 1-2 pages.
•Each résumé should be unique to the position that you are applying for.

 

C.V. vs Résumé

Curriculum Vitae
Résumé
Latin meaning “course of life”
French meaning “summary”
A comprehensive database of your education, academic background, and extra-curricular activitiesConcise summary of your recent, significant, pertinent qualifications tailor-made for a specific purpose
Its purpose is to keep track of everything you have done
Its purpose is to apply to something specific
As long as it needs to beRanges from 1-2 pages

Style is whatever works for you, unless it is being used for applying
Think carefully about the style; must be appropriate to the position you’re applying for
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