Suggested Format for Student CV

Each year the Foundation collects the CVs of third and fourth year students who were seeking work experience places at the end of the year. These are collected in a Word file and will be emailed as an attachment to industry people upon request.

The Foundation invites third year students (or fourth year students in the case of 5-year degree students) seeking work experience places to send their CVs to the Foundation in the format suggested below. CVs should be sent as Word attachments to eie.foundation@sydney.edu.au

The Foundation will distribute the CVs it receives to industry people who request to receive the CVs. A condition placed on distribution is that students follow the format below when preparing their CVs. Uniformity in format makes it easier for people to scan a number of CVs.

The Foundation will distribute the CVs of students seeking work experience places twice during the year: once in May and once in August. The cut-off date for the receipt of CVs to be distributed during May 2006 is 1 May 2006. The cut-off date for the receipt of CVs to be distributed during August 2006 is 1 August 2006. After those dates, no more CVs will be accepted for distribution.

Industry people interested in offering the student a work experience place will contact the student directly through the email address stated in the student's CV, not through the Foundation. It is then up to the student to pursue the opportunity.

Students are advised to write the CV they send to the Foundation in a brief, dot point form as in the example on the website.

Students can also maintain a larger CV containing more detailed information and perhaps a photo. This could be used when following up on any expressions of interest generated by the brief CV distributed by the Foundation.

Students should not assume that the distribution of their CVs to industry by the Foundation will bring them a work experience placement. In the past only a minority of the students whose CVs were distributed received enquiries from industry as a result. Students should continue their own efforts to seek out work experience placements. One of the benefits of the work experience program is that students are required to research the market for potential employers and to gain some experience in approaching and presenting themselves to potential employers before they graduate and have to seek a full-time job.

It is up to the student to decide how much of his or her academic record he or she wishes to include in the CV. In the example below the hypothetical student has included his entire academic record. It is not necessary for the student to include his or her entire academic record. It is also not necessary for the student to include his or her UAI.

The easiest way to create a brief CV is to copy the sample below and fill in your own information.

University Disclaimer: The information contained in this CV has been supplied to the University by the student. The University has not checked the accuracy of the information contained in the CV. By providing this CV to the University, the student has given permission for the University to make public the information contained in the CV.

Family Name: SMITH
Given Names: JOHN ROBERT
Sex: Male
Email address: johnsmith@xxxxxxx

ACADEMIC RECORD FOR 2004
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
Stream: Telecommunications
Year: 1
* Foundations of Computer Systems, Grade = CR, Marks = 67.0
* Foundations of Electronic Circuits, Grade = HD, Marks = 85.0
* Physics 1 (Regular), Grade = CR, Marks = 74.0
* Physics 1 (Technological), Grade = P, Marks = 56.0
* Introductory Programming, Grade = CR, Marks = 71.0
* Introductory Computer Science, Grade = D, Marks = 78.0
* Integral Calculus and Modelling Advance, Grade = D, Marks = 84.0
* Discrete Mathematics (Advanced), Grade = CR, Marks = 77.0
* Differential Calculus, Grade = D, Marks = 85.0
* Linear Algebra, Grade = CR, Marks = 75.0

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2004
* Placed on the Dean's list of Excellence in Academic Performance
* Won the ???? Prize for ??????

ACADEMIC RECORD FOR 2005
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
Stream: Telecommunications
Year: 2
* Circuit Analysis, Grade = CR, Marks = 65.0
* Introductory Electronics, Grade = CR, Marks = 78.0
* Microcomputer Systems, Grade = CR, Marks = 69.0
* Signals and Systems, Grade = HD, Marks = 85.0
* Digital Systems Design, Grade = P, Marks = 55.0
* Physics 2EE, Grade = D, Marks = 80.0
* Computer Systems (Advanced), Grade = D, Marks = 76.0
* Design and Data Structures (Advanced), Grade = P, Marks = 60.0
* Programming Practice (Advanced), Grade = CR, Marks = 65.0
* Linear Algebra (Advanced), Grade = HD, Marks = 89.0
* Mathematical Methods (Advanced), Grade = CR, Marks = 79.0
* Vector Calculus and Complex Variance (Adv), Grade = CR, Marks = 66.0

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2005
* Won the ???? Prize for ??????

(Fourth year students undertaking combined degrees may wish to include their academic records from the past three years or just the past two years)

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY PRIOR TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
* 1998 - 2003: Castle Hill High School, Sydney. Completed Year 12.
* UAI achieved: 90.00

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
* December 2004 to March 2005: Check Out Cashier at Coles Supermarket, Newtown
* March 2005 to June 2005: First Year Demonstrator and Tutor for students undertaking the course Foundation of Computer Systems (ELEC1101)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
* English

SOFTWARE IN WHICH THE STUDENT IS PROFICIENT
* Java
* C++
* Ms Office
* Matlab
* PSpice

TECHNICAL SKILLS THE STUDENT WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP
* C++ programming
* Database management
* Installation of a UNIX mail server
* Computer room management

NON-TECHNICAL SKILLS THE STUDENT WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP
* Working to a deadline
* Working in teams
* Providing software support over telephone
* Communicating work results to fellow workers
* Working to satisfy clients