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    Yo forum,

    Basically, I'm a third-year student applying for a taught Masters in Computer Science at Oxford. Part of the application process involved submitting a CV, but I'm not sure exactly what sort of things to include in it. Will they be looking for mainly academic work, or are they simply trying to get an idea of your overall employment history? I'd mainly be writing about part-time work and a few other random things I've worked on, not full-time employment.

    So, yeah... anybody got any advice? X)
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    They're looking for your education and work history and for any gaps.
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    (Original post by leo99756)
    Yo forum,

    Basically, I'm a third-year student applying for a taught Masters in Computer Science at Oxford. Part of the application process involved submitting a CV, but I'm not sure exactly what sort of things to include in it. Will they be looking for mainly academic work, or are they simply trying to get an idea of your overall employment history? I'd mainly be writing about part-time work and a few other random things I've worked on, not full-time employment.

    So, yeah... anybody got any advice? X)
    They are asking for a CV because that's a flexible format that suits all applicants - from the current undergrad like yourself through the person who's worked for a few years and is returning to study, to the career changer who's dabbled in CS but has an unrelated degree and wants to change direction.

    So you can adapt it to sell yourself - add anything you can think of that will support your application, with the emphasis on academics and any work experience where you can argue the relevance. Also put anything that doesn't fit elsewhere on the application form that you want them to know about, even if it wouldn't traditionally go on a CV.

    Like alleycat says, also use it to account for gaps - e.g. if you took a gap year talk about that (so that they know you were travelling around China not re-sitting A levels, or whatever)
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    I don't think they're looking for any new pieces of information since the application form already is very comprehensive. So do what you want.
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    Thanks a lot @ all .
 
 
 
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