THE CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)

The Curriculum Vitae (CV) is used to market your scholarly background for PhD level positions, research opportunities or graduate school admission. While the sections of the CV are similar to a resume, the CV can be more than 1 page.

KEEP IN MIND: CV sections can vary widely based on which field you're in (for example, a biology and literature CV may have different formats).

Common CV Sections Optional Sections
  • Name and Contact Information
  • Honors or Awards (Fellowships, Grants, etc.)
  • Education
  • Research and/or Teaching Interests
  • Experience (Research, Teaching, Other)
  • Professional Associations
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Skills

View the CCO Handbook for CV examples