Help! Curriculum Vitae!

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  1. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

    thebassoonist

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    Hello! I am working on my CV for a grad school application (in sociology). I did my first year of college at a different school than the one I am graduating from. Do I include it? Or only the one I will get a degree from?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Kashchei macrumors 65816

    Kashchei

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    Unless you are trying to hide from your year at the other institution, I would definitely add this year of studies to your CV. When people read your CV, they will see either the year of studies at this other institution or a hole in your job/education history. I think the former scenario is far more positive than the latter.
     
  3. thebassoonist thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thebassoonist

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    Is this about how it should look like?

    B.S. Human Development & Family Studies, University of Utah, Expected 2009
    Biology, Muhlenberg College, No Degree

    I'm not sure exactly how to list it.

    Thanks so, so much!
     
  4. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    I guess it all depends on the format you have chosen, but I'd accentuate the positive (avoiding the "no degree" clause) and do something like this:

    2005-2006 Biology Major, Muhlenberg College
    2004-Present Human Development & Family Studies, University of Utah, B.S. Expected 2009

    Best of luck with this

    P.S. I always thought you were a music major. I guess you decided to go into something that would earn you some money . . .
     
  5. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    Put a range on it like
    2005-2006
    2006- Planned 2009

    Don't use expected that just sounds like your throwing a wing and a prayer planned sounds better
     
  6. thebassoonist thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thebassoonist

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    Thank you! And yes, I was going to be a music major... but then I realized that it required some serious talent and long hours in a practice hall. Ha ha. Then, with all that hard work and talent, you get paid close to nothing. :( Poor fine arts. Sociology certainly beats that!
    Thanks again!
     

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