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transfer student resume

Postby voltage88 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:40 pm

So I did my freshman year at one college before transferring and finishing up my bachelor's degree at another. I never declared a major at my first college and took a bunch of random classes. Any advice on how to present my attendance at my first college on my resume? Should I basically just say I earned a X number of credits and list the years of attendance?

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Re: transfer student resume

Postby broker02 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:05 pm

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Re: transfer student resume

Postby trudat15 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:07 pm

broker02 wrote:I put only my degree-granting institution and GPA on mine - it's still accurate. They don't have to know you transferred, they'll certainly see it if they dig deeper into your LSAC report. Either way, I don't think it's necessary (at least for me, I need the room).

I did the same. Though I received a scholarship from my first school and listed that in the achievements section. But couldnt spare the room to tell them I attended xxx school for one year before transferring.

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Re: transfer student resume

Postby fatduck » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:59 pm

I would say it's not wrong either way. Personally I transferred from a "brand name" school and my resume includes several accomplishments from that school, so I included both schools on my resume. For my first school, I indicated the number of credits, my major, and GPA.

If you aren't trying to highlight the fact that you went to the first school, though, you shouldn't feel like you're hiding anything by including only your degree-granting school. Resume space is extremely valuable.

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