The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

On the Academic Job Market: Writing an Effective CV

Learn tips on how to create an effective CV by examining examples and talking about what makes for a strong CV.


Creating an effective CV may be one of the most challenging and high-stakes writing projects you'll ever tackle. If you'd like some help with the process, join us for this workshop. We'll discuss how audience, purpose, and disciplinary conventions impact a CV's effectiveness. We'll also share strategies for drafting and strengthening your own CV.

For help with academic cover letters, see On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter.

Intended Audience

Graduate and professional students interested in building and strengthening their CVs.


1.5 hours

Schedule for Spring 2015

Thursday, 2/19, 3:30–5:00 (Sec. 1)
Tuesday, 4/14, 12:00–1:30 (Brown Bag) (Sec. 2)

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