Asked by Cameron on January 21, 2018
Answered by Natesa, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on February 1, 2018
Great question! There are numerous resume templates circling the web these days, but ultimately the decision is up to you. Typically, the education section is set up with the University first, followed by major, and then GPA. If you want to provide more information in the Education section, you can bullet point GPA, relevant coursework, and course projects under the University and major. Hope this helps!
Answered by Hector, Hiring Expert at Tenneco, on February 2, 2018
I am not sure this a right or wrong answer here, but typically the instituation would be listed first, then the degree, and then the GPA. If you have not leveraged Career Services yet, I would highly recommend it. Beyond providing you with tips on how to make the resume stand out, they can also help you network with potential employers.
I hope this helps and best of luck in your Career!
Answered by Jenna, Hiring Expert at Emerson, on February 5, 2018
Typically when looking at resumes, you'll see the Institution listed first, with the dates attended/when the degree is expected, followed by the degree type and major being pursued. From there, I like to see the GPA listed in a location similar to the dates.
However, I recommend mirroring how you set up your Employment History. If you lead with the title of the position you held, followed by the organization, the education would be degree/major followed by the college/institution attended. This gives your resume an added layer of organization and helps employers find your information more easily.
Answered by Jacqueline, Hiring Expert at BNY Mellon, on April 10, 2018
Hi! The first person at a company to screen a resume might only spend a few minutes scanning it so you want Information to be easy to read. A good way to present the information is:
University Name Expected graduation date
Major, GPA University Location
It’s clean and easy to read. You can also list your jobs in the same format for consistency.