Volunteer Research in CV?

jbb
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Volunteer Research in CV?

Postby jbb » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:00 pm

Hello everyone,

I've been doing research with a professor (who will be writing me a LoR) for the past few months. I'm in the midst of writing out the CV and personal statement right now and had a question; is it acceptable to mention volunteer research on the CV? I'm not really sure if me being a volunteer as opposed to having course credit or being paid really makes a difference but I wanted to double check before I submit something totally incorrect.

Thanks.

TakeruK
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Re: Volunteer Research in CV?

Postby TakeruK » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:09 pm

I think it's fine and I put it on my CV.

uhurulol
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Re: Volunteer Research in CV?

Postby uhurulol » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:48 pm

Nope, I don't think it matters at all. If anything, they'll be happy that you showed the initiative to volunteer for unpaid research. Good luck!




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