About Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A CV is a longer, more detailed version of a resume. CVs are mostly used in academic, scientific, or research environments and are commonly 3-10 pages in length. Other industries may not care or will not spend time reading a full CV. 

Most people think they need a CV when in reality a resume is sufficient. Therefore, the first thing you need to consider is do you even need a CV.  Check with your colleagues in your department and/or a Career Advisor before starting as different disciplines have different requirements.

Commonly used sections of a CV may include:

  • Publications
  • Peer Reviewed Presentations
  • Professional Committees Served
  • Scholarly Professional Memberships
  • Research
  • Courses Taught
  • References (varies on discipline)