For most individuals, information about education comes at the bottom of the resume, after career information. However, for a recent graduate or someone who has recently completed a degree and is changing careers, education is often described before career information.
Your high school information should be listed only if you do not have a college degree. Once you have a college degree—or credit toward a college degree—drop the high school information. If you have not completed your college degree, consider statements like the following:
Studies towards a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting, State College, City, ST
Senior Status Master of Arts (MA) in Humanities, Big College, City, ST, expected 6/2014
If your college studies are your accomplishments, list your classes after your studies. For example:
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 6/2013
- Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Chemical Engineering, Mass Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, Chemistry, Biology, Senor Project, Quantum Mechanics, Calculus, Differential Equations
You can use your coursework to find accomplishments. If you completed a significant senior project, list this as one of your experiences in the Professional Experience section or as a career highlight above your Professional Experience section.
In addition, courses, seminars, webinars and workshops that you have taken outside of college or through your company may be listed either under Education or under Training. Your interest in continuing education is important.
If you are having trouble with the education section or any other aspect of your resume, please contact Robin’s Resumes®.