Students often ask us for help in putting their CVs together. It helps to know what ‘CV’ means. ‘CV’ is short for the Latin phrase curriculum vitae, which means “course of life”. That’s it! A CV is a simply a short document which highlights the course of life you have experienced so far. As you can see from the example, which Uptown School's University Counsellor, Buket Ayaz, refers to in this week’s episode, a CV includes a summary of your academic and professional history, including work experience, ECAs and achievements.
If you can crack the CV, why not move onto Phase 2 of Brand You? Most people would rather chew off their right arm than go out and network, which ranks pretty highly up there in the top ten list of ‘scary things to do’. Never fear: Navika, a former Dubai College student, explains how she overcame her qualms and became a networking virtuoso from her computer!
Al Thanyah 4th , Dubai, UAE 12345
A highly responsible and self-motivated high school student passionate about studying...
2015 – 2019: Highlands International School
- Volunteer weekend Vet Assistant at the Doodle Dogs Veterinary Clinic Dubai, 2018 – Present
• Provide animal care services as assistant to Vet and handle customer care.
- After School Babysitting, 2019 - Present
• Provide childcare for several families in the neighborhood after school, weekends and during school vacations.
- Part-Time Party Planner at The Party Doodlers, June 2017 – Present
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Internet
***References provided upon request.
Josie currently works as a University Counsellor at JESS Dubai. Before moving back to Dubai, she was Head of Careers at Ampleforth College, where she also taught English and Drama. Josie also works professionally in theatre, film, radio and voice-over.
Buket is a University Counsellor at Uptown School in Dubai, with over 10 years of experience working in international schools. It is her lifelong passion to help students find the right ‘fit’ university and get them prepped for the world of work.