When you are building your resume for a job hunt, you must decide whether to include your grade point average (or G.P.A.) along with your education information. Your G.P.A. is a measure of your academic performance and is especially important in technical and academic fields, but many other potential employers like to see that information when screening job applicants. It might be a good idea to leave your G.P.A. off of your resume if it wasn't very high, and you should consult with an academic or career counselor if you are unsure about whether to include your G.P.A. on your resume.
Type the names and locations of the educational institutions you attended in your resume. Some career counselors will advise putting your education information near the bottom of your resume, but you should make that decision based on your own education and work experience, as well as your knowledge of the potential employer. List the schools you attended in order of most recent to oldest.
To format this information, type the school name, followed by a dash and the school's location.
Type the degrees you obtained, or are working to obtain, from the schools listed in Step 1, followed by the date you received the degree. This information should be typed on the line below the school's name.
To format this information, type the degree you obtained, followed by a comma and the date you received the degree.
Type information about your academic honors on the line below the information typed in Step 2. This information should include your G.P.A., any honors society memberships, whether you were included in the dean's list and other awards.
To format this information, type the names of honors societies you are a member of, award information or other honors, separating each award with a comma. Your G.P.A. should be the last piece of information on the list, and you should type "G.P.A.:" before entering your grade point average.
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