In the application process, you may be asked to provide a curriculum vitae (CV). A CV is a type of resume used for academic purposes that includes a summary of your educational and professional qualifications. Unlike a resume which is typically a one page document tailored for a specific opportunity, the CV can be several pages depending on one's experience. This document gives the complete history of your academic and professional accolades.

Basic Categories 

There is no standard format for a CV, but the document should be designed to highlight your strengths and achievements. Here are basic categories you should always include on your CV.


  • Name 
  • Address 
  • Phone Number 
  • Email 


  • Degree Name
  • Institution Name
  • Institution Location
  • Graduation Date
  • Undergraduate/Master's Thesis or Capstone 
  • Special Academic Achievements (Dean's List, Scholar Programs, Scholarships)
Additional Categories 

Depending on your unique experience and the type of program and degree to which you're applying, you will include categories that best highlight your personal academic and professional achievements in your field of study.

  • Coursework 
  • Teaching Experience 
  • Research Experience 
  • Project Management 
  • Conference Presentations 
  • Publications
  • Professional Association Membership
  • Programs and Workshops 
  • Special Training 
  • Certifications 
  • Leadership Experience