Monday, March 16, 2009


You may recall that a while ago I was nominated for a fellowship, and for that fellowship I had to provide things such as a research proposal, letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a curriculum vitae. All of those things I had ready (as I think most graduate students do, because it's surprising how often you need a one-page summary of your research). Except the CV. I have a resume, which I update every time I need it (at least once a year, for career fair, and inbetween if necessary). But I have never had to give out a CV before that fellowship asked for it. Perhaps I'm moving up in the world.

I found myself at somewhat of a loss. I was running short on time, so I ended up turning in basically an expanded version of my resume. But I vowed I would do better next time around.

So now I am being nominated for another fellowship, one for woman graduate students. Yay for extra scholarships available to "minority groups" - which I would be remiss not to take full advantage of. Again, this requires much of the same paperwork.

And again, I am back to the CV.

I did better this time - I added in my conference papers and technical presentations, relevant coursework. I deleted the silly "Objectives" section. But it's still basically an expanded resume. Is this what it's supposed to be, or am I missing the point? I have a feeling a good chunk of Googling how-to-write-CV would help, but I thought I'd ask the blogosphere if they know where to begin. Perhaps I need to go look if dear PhysioProf has a post on this...

1 comment:

  1. Mine has the following sections: Education, Research Experience, Teaching Experience, Academic and Professional Honors, Publications, Presentations, and Activities (in which I list my consulting work, students I have mentored, and academic societies in which I've participated).