UCCS Department of History

Graduate Program Professional Development Workshop

 November 27, 2018
Columbine Hall 3022
7:30 to 9:30 pm

Curriculum Vitae Workshop


This November workshop will center on the preparation of an academic curriculum vitae. We will not only discuss the components of a CV, but more importantly, how you can re-frame your professional backgrounds, academic training, and other expertise for a CV. Please bring your current resume or CV so that we can work with it during the session.

Components of the Curriculum Vitae: Essentials and Enhancements

The Primary Components of the CV are:

  • Name, Contact Information, Website
  • Education (Institutions, Degrees, Major and Minor Fields, Advisors)
  • Awards, Fellowships, Grants
  • Publications (Books, articles, book reviews, significant unpublished papers)
  • Presentations and Lectures
  • Research Experience and Expertise
    • Areas of Interest
    • Projects
    • Onsite library, archive, or museum consultations
  • Teaching Experience and Expertise
    • Courses Taught or TA’ships
    • Description of teaching roles, responsibilities, and tasks
  • Language and Other Skills
  • Service and Associations

Other resources on preparing an academic curriculum vitae:

Converting Your Resume to a CV: Re-framing your professional background, academic training, and other expertise

Among the key items you can recycle from an professional resume and re-cast into a CV are:

  • “Relevant Employment Expertise and Experience”
    • Any analytical or writing expertise and experience.
    • Any foreign language training, certifications, or language use on the job.
    • Any specialized training or expertise with software that might be used for your research and teaching.
  •  Publications
    • Any published works (articles, reports, etc.)
    • Any online published works that pertain to your research and teaching interest.
  • Service and Affiliations
    • Any service experiences (i.e., veteran’s organization) that pertain to your research and teaching.
    • Any professional, social, fraternal, ethnic, religious, or other membership that pertains to your research and teaching.

From your career as an undergraduate or graduate student, include your important elements of your prior academic training

  • List and describe areas of interest/expertise (regional, thematic, or theoretic fields)
  • List and describe any particularly important coursework and names of your professors.
  • Include all of your significant, unpublished writings (anything other 12-15 pages in length)