"Thanks for your help on my resume. I was wondering if I should list my classes on my resume, too? My friend says its a good idea but I don't know."If you are a current first generation or low income college student or recent graduate, listing some of your classes on your resume might be appropriate, if those classes are related to what you are applying for.
For example, if you are communications major applying for a marketing internship and you have taken some marketing classes, it might be a good idea to list those classes on your resume. On the other hand, if you are a life sciences major applying to be a Resident Advisor, most of your classes will not be relevant.
When listing classes on your resume, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, Don't list every single class that you have taken, only the most relevant ones. You wouldn't want to list basic or introductory-level classes, only upper-division and more advanced classes, unless those intro classes help you qualify for the position.
You also want to make sure you use the course title and not the number or abbreviation, so say "Viral Marketing Strategies" instead of "Marketing 154" because those class numbers mean little beyond your college itself.
As far as where to actually list your classes on your resume, generally you would include "Relevant Coursework" as part of your Education, just make sure it is clean and easy to read. It might look something like this:
EducationRemember, when it comes to resumes and what goes on them, you should be tailoring your resume content to best reflect what the person reading it finds the most relevant.
Bachelor of Science in Human Development
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
- Relevant Coursework: Cultural Diversity & Education, Cognitive Development, Social & Personality Development, Psychological Assessment
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