How to Start Your Vita
Brainstorm your past educational and professional experiences.
You can decide what to include and exclude later; for now, think of everything you’ve done.
Keep the following headings in mind:
Publications and Presentations
Honors and Awards
Vitae aren’t arranged in chronological order, but by headings. Headings usually include:
Include colleges attended, expected graduation date, major, minor, overall GPA,
Relevant Courses Taken
This section is not necessary if you have a lot of research and teaching
experience. It’s just a good way to bulk up a vita.
Include the class, supervisor, and duties of all TA experiences.
Include duties and supervisor, as well as a summary of the project.
Any experience working with patients. Usually your practicum is listed here.
This is optional for undergrads, but include it if you have credit on a publication
or written a thesis.
What specifically do you want to study in grad school?