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Curriculum Vitae Contents

What to Include in a Curriculum Vitae


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Curriculum Vitae Checklist: Contents

The following is some of the information that can be included in your curriculum vitae. The elements that you include will depend on what you are applying for, so be sure to incorporate the most relevant information to support your candidacy in your CV.

  • Contact information
  • Brief biography
  • Undergraduate education
  • Graduate education
  • Scholarships
  • Training
  • Study abroad
  • Dissertations
  • Theses
  • Bibliography
  • Research experience
  • Graduate fieldwork
  • Employment history
  • Teaching experience
  • Publications
  • Presentations and lectures
  • Exhibitions
  • Awards and honors
  • Grants, fellowships, and assistantships
  • Technical, computer, and language skills
  • Professional licenses and certifications
  • Memberships

It's often helpful to take a look at a sample or two before you start writing. Here are a selection of sample CVs, including versions for academia and for international employment, to review:

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