College on Resume

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Should I include my associate degree on my resume?

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TheJanitor6203
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College on Resume

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:44 pm

I received an associate degree from a community college and then a bachelor degree from a university. Should I include the associate degree on my resume?

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Re: College on Resume

Postby Cicero76 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:46 pm

Were they in different things?

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Re: College on Resume

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:54 pm

I wouldn't. No need to point out that you went to a community college. Your resume should only be the good things... on the online application you have to fill out, you'll have to include it, but no reason to point it out at this stage in the game.

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Re: College on Resume

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:57 pm

Cicero76 wrote:Were they in different things?


AA= General Studies
BA= Psychology

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Re: College on Resume

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:58 pm

TheJanitor6203 wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:Were they in different things?


AA= General Studies
BA= Psychology


Still definitely not. Seriously... there is no upside

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Re: College on Resume

Postby mr.hands » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:59 pm

TheJanitor6203 wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:Were they in different things?


AA= General Studies
BA= Psychology


Leave it out. While it helps in admissions, a degree in general studies from CC can only hurt here.

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Re: College on Resume

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:11 pm

ArtistOfManliness wrote:No need to point out that you went to a community college. Your resume should only be the good things...

Community college is not a bad thing

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Re: College on Resume

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:13 pm

Nova wrote:
ArtistOfManliness wrote:No need to point out that you went to a community college. Your resume should only be the good things...

Community college is not a bad thing

If the AA didnt overlap with the BA, it would make sense to include it on an academic resume


To some people it just doesn't seem intellectual rigor... esp. not if you are going for some of those lofty firms that mostly hire from HYS/CCN

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Re: College on Resume

Postby RodneyRuxin » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:15 pm

ArtistOfManliness wrote:
To some people it just doesn't seem intellectual rigor... esp. not if you are going for some of those lofty firms that mostly hire from HYS/CCN



OP: You're applying to law school, right?

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Re: College on Resume

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:16 pm

this is an academic resume, i assume.

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Re: College on Resume

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:18 pm

RodneyRuxin wrote:
ArtistOfManliness wrote:
To some people it just doesn't seem intellectual rigor... esp. not if you are going for some of those lofty firms that mostly hire from HYS/CCN



OP: You're applying to law school, right?

Nova wrote:this is an academic resume, i assume.


Yes, this an academic resume.

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Re: College on Resume

Postby RodneyRuxin » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:24 pm

TheJanitor6203 wrote:
Yes, this an academic resume.


I don't think it's anything to be embarrassed about. Plenty of people start out at CC's and then move to better schools for monetary reasons.

Including it would also explain why you attended a university for just two years.

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Re: College on Resume

Postby RoaringMice » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:37 pm

Normally, unless you got your associates in something specifically related to the job/career you want, and which is unrelated to what you got your bachelors in, you do not include the associates. You'd list your bachelors. And there's no need to list the number of years you went to any school. You simply list your graduation year.

Exceptions to this would include you simply being darn proud of getting that associates and wanting to list it, or your having won special honors as part of that degree that you'd like to highlight. But in these cases, you'd put it on there because you wanted to, not because you have to.

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Re: College on Resume

Postby dsn32 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:47 pm

I put everything on my resume (my degree granting UG, a CC I took summer classes at, and a International school that won't even surface on Google if you really try finding it). The lack of prestige did not hurt me one bit, I simply used those slots to help explain things on my transcript (i.e: Three "T"s which are credit-only and a Pass grade in a class that could not be graded). Being thorough never hurts, although if I had been rocking a 2.0 instead of a 4.0 at the CC, I may have hesitated.

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Re: College on Resume

Postby GJWheeler » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:59 pm

If you're using the resume to apply for a job, don't bother with it unless the employer requires college transcripts. Some things are better kept a secret.

(If it's for a LS application, then I'd include it if there's room. They are getting your transcript anyway, so it won't be a surprise.)

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Re: College on Resume

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:30 am

community colleges lack dat prestige, IDGAF if you're doing it for monetary reasons

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Re: College on Resume

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:52 am

Dr. Dre wrote:community colleges lack dat prestige, IDGAF if you're doing it for monetary reasons

Thanks for dat insight..

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Re: College on Resume

Postby Nova » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:49 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:community colleges lack dat prestige, IDGAF if you're doing it for monetary reasons

Bootstraps, doe.

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Re: College on Resume

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:09 pm

My bachelors from an online university probably isn’t very prestigious either..




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