Should I list my AA Degree on my legal resume?

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younggbon
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Should I list my AA Degree on my legal resume?

Postby younggbon » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:10 pm

I am have a BA in Political Science and graduated with my JD from Santa Clara.

Just wondering if I should list my AA in ENTREPRENEURSHIP on my resume. The AA is from my local community college, West Valley College, to be exact.

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Re: Should I list my AA Degree on my legal resume?

Postby younggbon » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:33 pm

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atcushman
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Re: Should I list my AA Degree on my legal resume?

Postby atcushman » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:00 pm

no

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Re: Should I list my AA Degree on my legal resume?

Postby iamgeorgebush » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:55 pm

My gut instinct is no.

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Re: Should I list my AA Degree on my legal resume?

Postby haus » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:09 pm

As a general rule I would go with no.

The only exceptions I can think of is if you have some great story about something you did specifically with the knowledge/experience you gained while working on the associates degree (e.g. started a business with classmates which you eventually sold...) or if for some reason the specific person that you are sending a given resume to would have some type of tie to the junior college (e.g. you are aware that as a second job an attorney where you are applying is an adjunct professor...)

The examples are both log shots, but the basic idea is that it will pull little weight (maybe even negitive weight) unless you have something out of the ordinary to make it a worthwhile talking point.




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