So you've transferred: Resume?

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chitown825
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So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby chitown825 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:17 am

Anybody who is transferring given thought to how they will designate such on their resume? You obviously need to disclose it. I was thinking something like:

Jim Shoe

Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor, 2012 (expected)
Transfer student from University of Florida Levin School of Law
GPA: 3.58 Class rank: 17 / 103 (top 18%)
Etc., Etc.

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, 2009

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby seespotrun » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:24 am

chitown825 wrote:Anybody who is transferring given thought to how they will designate such on their resume? You obviously need to disclose it. I was thinking something like:

Jim Shoe

Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor, 2012 (expected)
Transfer student from University of Florida Levin School of Law
GPA: 3.58 Class rank: 17 / 103 (top 18%)
Etc., Etc.

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, 2009


Under your education section, I'd go with something more along the lines of this:

GULC
J.D. candidate 2012

Uiversity of Florida Levin School of Law, 2009-2010
GPA: 3.58 - 17/103

FSU
B.S. blablabla 2009

Of course you can add all the bolds, italics and that other stylized nonsense.

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby seespotrun » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:26 am

Also, abbreviate Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science to J.D. and B.S. Everyone reading it knows what they stand for and you don't risk sounding like a self-important doucher.

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby chitown825 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:28 am

seespotrun wrote:Also, abbreviate Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science to J.D. and B.S. Everyone reading it knows what they stand for and you don't risk sounding like a self-important doucher.


I wasn't asking for resume advice--I put about 5 seconds of thought into Jim Shoe's fictitious resume. I only sought your opinion on the designation of one's transfer status.

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby seespotrun » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:34 am

chitown825 wrote:
seespotrun wrote:Also, abbreviate Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science to J.D. and B.S. Everyone reading it knows what they stand for and you don't risk sounding like a self-important doucher.


I wasn't asking for resume advice--I put about 5 seconds of thought into Jim Shoe's fictitious resume. I only sought your opinion on the designation of one's transfer status.

I wasn't saying that you were a self-important doucher. Just passing along some wisdom that the gods laid upon me.

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby YouWish » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:36 am

chitown825 wrote:Anybody who is transferring given thought to how they will designate such on their resume? You obviously need to disclose it. I was thinking something like:

Jim Shoe

Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor, 2012 (expected)
Transfer student from University of Florida Levin School of Law
GPA: 3.58 Class rank: 17 / 103 (top 18%)
Etc., Etc.

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, 2009


Here's what I'm doing until I have a semester at the new school:

Jim Shoe

Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor, 2012 (expected)

University of Florida Levin School of Law
Fall 2009 - Spring 2010
GPA: 3.58 Class rank: 17 / 103 (top 18%)
Etc., Etc.

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, 2009

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby Total Litigator » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:36 am

That's a bit misleading I think. It doesn't make it obvious that the GPA is from the school you transferred from (although you'd think an employer would be able to figure this out on his own)

I would reccomend something like this:

Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor, 2012 (expected)
Transfer student from University of Florida Levin School of Law

University of Florida Levin School of Law
GPA: 3.58 Class rank: 17 / 103 (top 18%), First year courses completed
Etc., Etc.

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, 2009



That being said, I haven't completely figured out how to do it, but your original post would a bit misleading I think

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby Total Litigator » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:37 am

You Wish's might be better than mine though

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby UCLAtransfer » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:15 am

YouWish wrote:Here's what I'm doing until I have a semester at the new school:

Jim Shoe

Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor, 2012 (expected)

University of Florida Levin School of Law
Fall 2009 - Spring 2010
GPA: 3.58 Class rank: 17 / 103 (top 18%)
Etc., Etc.

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, 2009


Credited. Your new Career Services Office should tell you/give you an example, but it will almost certainly look like this. No need to have the word "transfer" anywhere on there- they get it.

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby seespotrun » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:22 am

seespotrun wrote:
chitown825 wrote:
seespotrun wrote:Also, abbreviate Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science to J.D. and B.S. Everyone reading it knows what they stand for and you don't risk sounding like a self-important doucher.


I wasn't asking for resume advice--I put about 5 seconds of thought into Jim Shoe's fictitious resume. I only sought your opinion on the designation of one's transfer status.

I wasn't saying that you were a self-important doucher. Just passing along some wisdom that the gods laid upon me.

On second thought, I am now declaring that you are a self-important doucher.

selfloathingtransfer
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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby selfloathingtransfer » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:11 am

UCLAtransfer wrote:
YouWish wrote:Here's what I'm doing until I have a semester at the new school:

Jim Shoe

Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor, 2012 (expected)

University of Florida Levin School of Law
Fall 2009 - Spring 2010
GPA: 3.58 Class rank: 17 / 103 (top 18%)
Etc., Etc.

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, 2009


Credited. Your new Career Services Office should tell you/give you an example, but it will almost certainly look like this. No need to have the word "transfer" anywhere on there- they get it.

I agree with this. However, re: spelling things out vs. abbreviating, the career people at the school I'm transferring from made me spell out almost everything from JD to BS to the states I was referring to, etc. I thought it was stupid, but did it anyway. I will seek counsel on this at my new school.

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby Danteshek » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:14 am

This is how career services told me to do it:

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL, LOS ANGELES, California
Juris Doctor Candidate, May 2012

SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL, Los Angeles, California
Attended: August 2009 – May 2010 (1L year)
Class Rank: Top 20%; Grade Point Average: 3.433
Honor: Invited to join Law Review

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Middletown, Connecticut
Bachelor of Arts, History, May 2005

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Hinkleymustang
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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby Hinkleymustang » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:44 am

Your CSO will have a policy for this. I would ask them.

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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:05 pm

CSO told me this:

NEW SCHOOL
Candidate for Juris Doctor, May 2012

OLD SCHOOL
Completed First-Year Juris Doctor Curriculum
then list your several accolades

D.Wilde
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Re: So you've transferred: Resume?

Postby D.Wilde » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:51 pm

Harvard's sample follows this format:

New School, City, State
Candidate for J.D., Month, Year

Old School, City, State
First year, 2009-2010 (Transferred to Harvard Law School)
Honors: Invited to join the Old School Law Review
Activities:

Undergrad, City, State
B.X. in Y, Month, Year
Honors:
Activities:




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