There is no one perfect template for a CV. The first step in creating your own CV is to explore your department's faculty page and examine the CVs of your faculty to see if there are particular styles, headings, sections, or terms that you see in many of their CVs.
The following are resources to help you build your own CV. Once you have a draft, we recommend that you ask your faculty advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies in your department to review it and provide feedback on any adjustments or changes they recommend.
Stanford's Guide to Pursuing Meaningful Work (.pdf) - A fantastic resource for both academic and non-academic career preparation, this guide includes an overview of how to craft your CV and includes sample CVs for the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, pgs. 41-54 (PDF).
Purdue Online Writing Lab: Writing the Curriculum Vitae - A detailed resource on what a CV is, how it differs from a resume, basics on what you should and should not include, and how to construct your professional experience entries.
Duke University Career Center’s CV Guide - Includes samples from several disciplines
Discipline-Specific Guides and Sample CVs:
Humanities, Arts, and Museum Studies:
College Art Association Guidelines:
- Building Your CV as an Art Historian
- Building Your CV as a Visual Art MFA
- Building Your CV as a Museum Professional
University of Pennsylvania Sample CV Repository - Academic and Industry Sample CVs
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Information compiled by KU COGA.