Columbia Resume Requirement

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Evelyn2016

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Columbia Resume Requirement

Postby Evelyn2016 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:07 am

Columbia's application indicates that "the résumé should include a summary of written scholarships, presentations..." What are these exactly in the undergraduate sense? For someone who just did an undergrad degree, what count as "written scholarships"? And we've all done various presentations for classes but what kind of presentations are we to include here? Anyone familiar with Columbia has an idea on this? Thank you.

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Re: Columbia Resume Requirement

Postby BobBoblaw » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:29 am

I think they are referring to presentations at an academic conference, not in-class presentations. The former is often included on academic CVs, but is usually one of the first things axed if there are space constraints and one has actual publications and work experience.

Written scholarships I interpreted as being any kind of merit award or competitive grant.

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Re: Columbia Resume Requirement

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:16 pm

I'm actually guessing that the real Columbia wording is "written scholarship", which would refer to any published work.

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Re: Columbia Resume Requirement

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:32 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:I'm actually guessing that the real Columbia wording is "written scholarship", which would refer to any published work.

BobBoblaw wrote:they are referring to presentations at an academic conference, not in-class presentations.


Bingo.

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Re: Columbia Resume Requirement

Postby emmbeegee » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:42 pm

Written scholarship = research that is published in an academic journal or book

Presentations = speaking at academic conferences

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Re: Columbia Resume Requirement

Postby BobBoblaw » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:46 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:I'm actually guessing that the real Columbia wording is "written scholarship", which would refer to any published work.



Ah yes, what a difference an 's' makes...

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Re: Columbia Resume Requirement

Postby Evelyn2016 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:01 am

Thanks everyone for the input. I double checked the actual wording is "written scholarships" though. Still means publications?

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Re: Columbia Resume Requirement

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:30 am

Evelyn2016 wrote:Thanks everyone for the input. I double checked the actual wording is "written scholarships" though. Still means publications?


I mean, it kind of has to. Otherwise, it doesn't make any sense, since you wouldn't refer to a financial scholarship as a "written scholarship".



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