Education on resume--optional?

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everett2014
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Education on resume--optional?

Postby everett2014 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:46 am

Hey everyone,

Do I need an education section on my resume? It seems pretty redundant, seeing that the admissions committee already has all of my relevant education information (GPA, transcript, university, major, etc). I could use all of the space I can get, so I'd love to be able to omit this section, if possible.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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drawstring
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Re: Education on resume--optional?

Postby drawstring » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:54 am

You need to include it.

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hephaestus
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Re: Education on resume--optional?

Postby hephaestus » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:56 am

I think it would look odd not to include it.

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Re: Education on resume--optional?

Postby igo2northwestern » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:25 am

You should include it.

Source: NU admissions a few years back

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Re: Education on resume--optional?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:27 am

Absolutely include it.
Source: Every person making a resume ever in the history of time.

Unless you have a decade+ of the most fascinating and diverse work known to man, you can fit it on one page with an education section. And even with that decade+, you can probably fit it.

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Happy Gilmore
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Re: Education on resume--optional?

Postby Happy Gilmore » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:28 am

Include it, and think twice about all the fluff you think is more important than where you went to school. If it is actually important stuff, then it is ok for it to be more than one page. However, 9 times out of 10 it is just unnecessary fluff.

EDIT: Source- I made up the 9 times out of 10




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