How do I list a one-time (post-bac) college course on academic resume?
June 13, 2013 1:18 PM   Subscribe

Making a fancy CV/resume for grad school application (a masters in art education). I got my BA 6 years ago (sort of unrelated field), I took a class semi-related to my field of interest last summer at a good university. Is it odd to list this one course in the education section of my grad school resume? Do I list my grade (which was an A)? Where would you put it?
posted by dahliachewswell to Education (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
On the education section of your resume:

College of Northern Terra Incognita
BA in Something Other than Art, 2005

Name Brand School
Additional coursework in Artsy Stuff, 2012
posted by deadmessenger at 1:23 PM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I've done that before with an MA program that I dropped out of.

BLAH BLAH BLAH SCHOOL BA in Psychology, 2001
BLAH BLAH BLAH SCHOOL 2 Coursework (or MA-level Coursework) in Counseling, 2002-2003
posted by jabes at 1:25 PM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I have an "Other Coursework" section in my extended CV. Doesn't seem professional to include the grade.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:29 PM on June 13, 2013


Definitely don't list your grade, that would be weird.
posted by town of cats at 1:29 PM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, just don't make it sound like you walked away with a degree and you're fine. deadmessenger's phrasing is good. And yeah, don't list your grade, they'll be pulling your transcripts anyway.
posted by futureisunwritten at 1:35 PM on June 13, 2013


Another thing you might do is create a "research skills" section, if it's something that can be described as a skill. For example, if it's a language (human or computer), you might say:

Research Skills
- Swahili, coursework at University of Mars, spring 2011.
posted by paultopia at 6:06 PM on June 13, 2013


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