How to write an academic CV

One major requirement for scholarships or admissions is a CV. It is advisable you use an academic CV, which is different from the CV used for job applications.

Your academic CV gives you an opportunity to sell yourself and make your application competitive.
Use the info below as a guide on how to structure your academic CV:

  • Your name, email address, phone number, home or office address, should be in the header of your CV. This should be followed by:
  • Profile summary and skills
  • Education and training: List your most recent degree first
  • Publications
  • Experience (Research/teaching/relevant work experience): For research experience, list all research projects worked on, including assistantships and collaborative research. Include name of the institution, supervisor, research group, details on your specific role and duration. For teaching experience, include course title, department, institution, brief description of your role and what level you were teaching (i.e. high school, undergraduate or graduate level). Your relevant work experience should have similar format, this demonstrates the diversity of your experience.
  • Leadership, volunteer, or community experience: Emphasize specific achievements.
  • Conferences
  • Awards/Honours/Grants/Fellowships
  • Professional memberships

Important tip: Tailor each CV to the position you are applying for and be concise.
I hope this helps. If you have any questions or topics you want me to address, you can contact me.

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