Student Curriculum Vitae

How to write a curriculum vitae for students?

List most recent education or experience first and work your way backwards. Shift institute or university names, titles, and descriptions to the left. Shift location and dates to the right. Use the bolded and italicized feature judicially. Determine the order of sections by listing the most relevant or important sections first. For a student, list education first. Then if you have won a grant award, that should go second. Receiving grant awards is super important and you want that to stand out so list it before you get into your research experience. Then the third most important is your research experience, which you will want to list all of your experiences. Below are the different sections of a curriculum vitae, only include the ones that are relevant to you and rearrange as you see fit.



  • List university and degree title.



  • List award title and name of the institute you received it by.


Research Experience

  • List university, company, or institute and job title.
  • List project title and then 3-5 quantifiable accomplishments.


Teaching Experience

  • List university, company, or institute.
  • List all of your job titles for each location.
  • List course titles.
  • List 1-3 bullet points describing the course taught.


Professional Service

  • Separate into two categories: on-going and past.
  • This section includes extracurricular activities or if you were a member of an association or chaired on student council; any leadership positions or memberships to groups.


Professional Organizations

  • List a couple. If you don’t have any then find 1 or 2 to join. Ask your supervisor and colleagues what organizations they are a part of to get ideas.



  • List all of your publications.
  • Bold your name.


Conference Presentations

  • List all of your presentations.
  • Bold your name.


Research Skills

  • List all of them in bullet point form, 2 columns.


Technology Skills

  • List all of them in bullet point form, 2 columns.