Resume etiquette for grad school leaves of absence
June 4, 2009 12:13 PM Subscribe
How do I include a leave of absence from grad school on a resume?
posted by dormouse to work & money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just finished my first year of graduate school, and for various reasons (unsure it's what I want to do with my life, need perspective, stress, anxiety, etc) decided to take a leave of absence for ~1 year. In order to gain perspective (and earn money to live on) I would like to find a job during this time. Ideally, I am looking for a job in the same field as grad school, so I would like to include the school on my resume (it's a good program). But, I want any reference to seem positive while still being truthful. How do I word this experience to indicate a leave of absence rather than dropping out, or not going at all?