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I have a CV/resume question about presentations.

Asked by Cupcake (15508points) October 12th, 2015

I am applying for my PhD, which requires that I submit a Curriculum Vitae. I have never written a CV before and am unclear about the appropriateness of including a presentation for which I was a contributor, but not the actual presenter.

I performed data collection, cleaning and analysis for two different work projects that were both submitted as abstracts (with my name as one of the authors) and were selected for presentation at the two conferences. Other members of the research teams attended the conferences and presented the research projects and findings.

Is this appropriate to include on my CV? How do I word it to not insinuate that I did the presentation myself?

TIA.

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marinelife's avatar

“I performed data collection, cleaning and analysis for two different work projects that were both submitted as abstracts (with my name as one of the authors) and were selected for presentation” and then name the two conferences.

CWOTUS's avatar

Are there not style guidelines for the school/s that you plan to apply to? This seems to be the kind of thing that should be addressed by a template or style guide. Whatever you do, just be certain that the wording you use leaves no ambiguity or doubt as to your status vis-à-vis the papers’ authorship.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Co-author.

Congratulations! And Good Luck!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Given you’re applying to do your PhD, you should include your involvement. It relates to research you participated in and the reportage of that research. Both things that will enhance your application. You are a named author in both cases. Present the info as @marinelife suggests. The actual presentation isn’t the most important thing. It’s the research, the data you gathered and that you reported your findings to the academy. Good luck.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Edit: I wrote a paragraphe stating that you should list the talk if you were a co-author, but after subsequent reading, I have found that this is frowned upon unless you are the supervisor of the co-author who gave the talk.

If you are a co-author on the journal article that resulted from the work, you should absolutely list that.

You should describe your contributions to this project in your CV under Research Experience (or an equivalent heading), just as you should for all research projects that you have worked on.

Anna737's avatar

Absolutely include it, just be clear about your part, including presenter information also so as not to be misleading.

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