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Hey everyone! I'm currently working on my fourth and final grad school application - I'm hoping to do an MA in Latin American Studies - but I'm having a little bit of trouble with this one. Essentially, on one page of the application it asks for me to upload a CV, and on another it asks me to upload a resume. I've always thought the two were interchangeable, but both of these documents need to be uploaded in order to complete and submit my application.

There's no description given under the resume section, but for the CV it says, "On separate pages, please provide your curriculum vitae (CV), including any publications, presentations, honors, academic and professional awards, fellowships, memberships, etc." However, I've never published anything or won a prestigious fellowship or anything like that, so I don't see how my CV would be any different from my standard, one-page resume. At the same time, I don't think I'm expected to upload the same document twice.

If anyone could clarify what the formal differences are between a resume and a CV, I would really appreciate!

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In academia-speak, a CV is the whole long list of EVERYTHING you've done (they gave some good examples). A resume is the simple one-pager you use to apply for jobs. Things like presentations or continued education workshops would have a place on a CV but not a resume, for example.

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UNC Writing Center to the rescue: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/curricula-vitae-cvs-versus-resumes/

Even if you don't have any fellowships or publications, your CV should differ from your resume. For example, on your CV you may want to list the titles of relevant courses or final papers which illustrate your interest. 

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