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Curriculum Vitae

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Definition: A curriculum vitae, also known as a CV, includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers expect to receive a curriculum vitae.

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.

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Also Known As:
CV

Alternate Spellings:
curriculum vita

Common Misspellings:
curiculum vitae, curricullum vitae

Examples:
Susan created a curriculum vitae to apply for a professorship at Standford University.

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