Student Resume

The Curriculum Vitae serves as a good supplement to your statement and other application materials. Here you can summarize all of your qualifications, honors, education and interests.

With such information, the universities would be able to determine whether you are a consistent performer academically and in work place, what sort of hobbies you have and what skills would you bring to the university. Universities abroad look for ‘diversity’ amongst its students. Especially when international students join their programs, universities would like knowing more general information before they determine admission, that just the academics. They would like their students to be well-rounded and multi-faceted, in order to provide a vibrant atmosphere within their campuses. For this reason, a good resume positively helps with the admission process.

Before preparing your CV/resume, take some time to evaluate your skills and think about those skills you will want to highlight. Then make a rough draft. You can edit later. There is NO one ‘right’ way to construct a CV/resume. No matter how you do it, there is bound to be someone who would suggest a different approach.

In this particular type the most reasonable format to use is Chronological Resume, which presents work experience/education in chronological order by listing most recent events first.

The following are some general guidelines, please tailor them to your needs and create a resume which represents you in the best possible way.

Contents of a Good Resume

  • Basic Information
  • Objective
  • Educational Background (for each degree conferring institution)
  • Experience
  • Briefly describe for each position
  • Honors/Activities/Leadership/Special Skills
  • Interests
  • Layout
  • Writing quality