3RD SEMESTER MANDATORY ADVISING:HOW TO BUILD YOUR C.V. Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Agenda • Why are we here…again? • What is a curriculum vitae (C.V.)? • How is it different from a résumé? • What criteria do you use when creating one?
After you leave this Workshop: • Distinguish between a C.V. and a résumé • Learn which situations would call for a C.V. or a résumé • Learn how to create your own C.V. and résumé • Learn how to maintain your C.V. and résumé
What is a C.V. andhow does it differ from a résumé? What is a résumé?
Résumé Curriculum Vitae • French meaning “summary” • Concise summary of your recent, significant, pertinent qualifications tailor-made for a specific purpose • Its purpose is to apply to something specific • Ranges from 1-2 pages • Think carefully about the style; must be appropriate to the position you’re applying for • Latin meaning “course of life” • A comprehensive database of your education, academic background, and extra-curricular activities • Its purpose is to keep track of everything you have done • As long as it needs to be • Style is whatever works for you Your résumé comes from pulling experiences from your C.V..
Why is it important? • Applications to professional school • Personal statement • Jobs • Careers • Fellowships • Scholarships • Grants • Keep track of everything
Freshman Year What I Would List in My Curriculum Vitae Roosevelt High School Fluent in French Basketball Piano Lessons
Sophomore Year What I Would List in My Curriculum Vitae Major: Food Science & Human Nutrition Roosevelt High School Meals on Wheels Fluent in French French Culture Club Basketball Piano Lessons Basketball Intramurals
Senior Year What I Would List in My Curriculum Vitae Major: Food Science & Human Nutrition GPA: 3.7 Roosevelt High School Meals on Wheels Treasurer (Pre-Dental Association) 5K Run (Pre-Dental Associaton) Pre-Dental Association Fluent in French French Culture Club Dean’s List Basketball Piano Lessons Basketball Intramurals
7 Categories in our C.V. • Academic/Research • Schools attended, research completed, etc. • Recognition & Awards • Scholarships, awards, honors, grants, etc. • Career Development • Jobs held, experience gained in field, etc. • Service • Any volunteer work completed, community activities, etc.
7 Categories in our C.V. cont’d. • Leadership • Club positions held, job positions, etc. • Intercultural Awareness • Study abroad experience, foreign languages, cultural clubs/activities, etc. • Personal Wellness • Hobbies, sports teams, leisure classes, etc.
Keep in mind… • Title • Sections • Location/Date/Year/Average Hours per Week • Supervisor’s Name and Contact Information • Descriptions • Length • It is a living document. • Using one event for multiple sections… • The presentation of a C.V. is geared to your own taste • There are many variations in how to present information
Sample C.V. vs Résumé Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Everything You’ve Done Résumé Targeted
Additional Resources • PAC Website - http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/pac/health/curriculum-vitae/ • Mānoa Career Center (MCC) • Résumé and C.V. workshop, review services • Student Support Services • College Opportunities Program • Your individual advisors • Professionals in the field
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