OCI Resume

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salvage
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OCI Resume

Postby salvage » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:47 pm

Should I put both my 1L law school and U of Michigan on the resume? This is going to take up valuable space if so. Also, is the University going to need to approve my resume before I can even bid? Any general advice for bidding is also appreciated!

shock259
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby shock259 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:03 pm

Yes - you'll want to include both. Not including your old school would mean you couldn't pull all of your honors/awards on your resume. Not including your new school would confuse the interviewer. It's only 3 extra lines (name of school, JD expected, and a space).

And I don't know how Michigan works.

jd1969a
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby jd1969a » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:15 pm

My admissions counselor at my transfer school had me put it like this:

New School
Juris Doctor expected, June 2014

Old School
First-year J.D. coursework completed 2011-2012 (transferred to New School)
GPA:
Honors:
Activities:

anonymouse2828
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby anonymouse2828 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:17 am

Resume needs to be approved AFAIK by most CDO's before bidding, lest you violate some sort of policy and get reprimanded for misrepresenting yourself.

GWU requires that transfers put down "transfer student" on their resume.
for your old school, you need to abide by their policy of listing rank/gpa/honors/etc. If the old school says you can only put top 5% and no rank, even though you KNOW you're #1, then you're SOL.

However, you can always gamble and hope nobody finds out, but that's up to you.

mileslibertatis
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby mileslibertatis » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:53 am

My old school most definitely has no policy about what to put.

Xferr
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby Xferr » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:24 pm

This question is best addressed to your school's career office.

transferquestion123
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby transferquestion123 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:09 pm

Xferr wrote:This question is best addressed to your school's career office.

apart from checking whether you'll be explicitly violating school policy with your resume format, no question is *best* addressed to a career services office. ever.

and in response to OP, i agree with shock and jd1969.

Xferr
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby Xferr » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:48 pm

transferquestion123 wrote:
Xferr wrote:This question is best addressed to your school's career office.

apart from checking whether you'll be explicitly violating school policy with your resume format, no question is *best* addressed to a career services office. ever.

and in response to OP, i agree with shock and jd1969.


Yeah, that seems to be the advice I've been getting lately, so I'm inclined to agree.

I put both on mine. I'll let you know how it works out. Although I did it mostly to advertise my GPA.

mileslibertatis
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby mileslibertatis » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:29 pm

I'm going to hack mine out tomorrow at the office and run it by our career development guy. I'd be happy to post an example stripped of identifying information afterwards.

salvage
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby salvage » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:41 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:I'm going to hack mine out tomorrow at the office and run it by our career development guy. I'd be happy to post an example stripped of identifying information afterwards.

Thanks!

bloobook
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby bloobook » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:15 pm

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Xferr
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Re: OCI Resume

Postby Xferr » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:16 am

salvage wrote:
mileslibertatis wrote:I'm going to hack mine out tomorrow at the office and run it by our career development guy. I'd be happy to post an example stripped of identifying information afterwards.

Thanks!

Joke?

Here's my redacted resume:






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