The CV & The Resume: What's the Difference

Title: The CV & The Resume: What's the Difference


In today’s economic climate, job searching can be particularly difficult. Building a resume or C.V. that highlights your experience and skills as a unique candidate for a position is a vital first step in this process. But when do you use a resume and when do you use a C.V.? How are they different? Graduate students, perhaps more than any other group, need to know how to create both a resume and a C.V., and the differences between them. Come learn about resumes and C.V.s from the ground up along with key elements and questions to consider in using one or the other.

Learning Outcomes: 

As a result of this session, participants will be able to:                                                                             

1. Understand the different reasons for using a resume or C.V.                                                             

2. Understand the main characteristics of resumes and C.V.s                                                             

3. Receive resources to get them started in developing or improving a resume or C.V.

Presenter Bio: 

Michelle Rodems, Ph.D., is director for graduate student professional development for the School of Interdisciplinary and Grad, retention, and success in the Graduate School. Michelle manages all interdisciplinary professional development for more than 4,000 University of Louisville graduate students, including coordinating the PLAN professional development framework of academies, workshops, learning communities, and reading groups, as well as conducting individual consultations. Michelle’s research and professional interests include teaching and learning in higher education, graduate student development and education, educational technology and social media, and professional development in higher education.  




The PLAN is a professional development initiative run by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) that provides graduate students opportunities and resources for Professional development, Life skills, Academic development, and Networking skills. 


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Thursday, January 21 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Virtual Event
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Training & Development




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