Educational institutions

Now, I will see how to write the educational institutions on the resume.

  • List institution name, post-secondary degree(s) received, and dates earned or expected (Place in reverse chronological order).
  • Include the major, minor, area of concentration, specialization, or certifications.
  • List city and state when looking outside of the state where employers may be unfamiliar with the location of your college.

Generally, your education should be listed first on your resume (unless you have extensive experience in your desired field). Start with your most recent program of study, including your major/degree and institution.

For most students, the education section goes near the top of the page, before any work experience is listed. High School information is typically not included on a resume. Include colleges/universities where you have obtained or are currently enrolled in a degree program. List the following information for each institution:

  • The official name of the school, and its city/state location.
  • Degree title (full name, no abbreviations), with majors, minors, or concentrations listed.
  • Month/Year of expected graduation.
  • Study abroad experiences & GPA (if > 3.0), if it’s necessary.
  • If a student has minimal work experience, relevant coursework can also be listed.
  • Optionally, you can write a short text describing your academic experience and your goals.

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