Curriculum Vitae (CV)

In the United States, a curriculum vitae is most often used when applying for academic, education, scientific, or research positions, as well as for graduate and fellowship programs.

CV vs. Resume

  • Resume: Provides a summary of your education, work history, skills, and other accomplishments (typically 1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Demonstrates your professional and academic achievements. Depending on your education, experience and accomplishments, a CV can range in length from 2-10 pages or more!

Whats Included in a CV:

  • Extensive information on publications
  • Conferences
  • Volunteer work
  • Teaching
  • Research experience
  • Other such professional and academic items relevant to your field.

**No CV is the same, so it is always best to consult with an advisor or mentor on what a CV in your field should look like.