Graduate school can be an excellent way to further your academic and professional interests after Whitman. Regardless of when you decide to apply, the Student Engagement Center can help you pursue secondary degrees in a variety of fields. See our Graduate School Guide for tips and timelines for the application process.

View an example Whitman student CV here.

Also called a CV or vita, in the United States the curriculum vitae is used almost exclusively for academic professions and applying to graduate school.  

The most noticeable difference between CVs and most resumes is the length. Entry-level resumes are usually limited to a page. CVs, however, often run to three or more pages. (Remember, however, that length is not the determinant of a successful CV. You should try to present your information concisely.) A more subtle but equally important distinction is that whereas the goal of a resume is to establish a professional identity, the goal of a CV is to create a scholarly one. Thus your CV will need to reflect your abilities as a teacher, researcher, and publishing scholar within your discipline.

-Source: Purdue OWL (10.28.2010)

Do you have language skills that you want to include on your resume? View the Interagency Language Roundtable webpage to assess your level of proficiency on the scale used by government agencies, including the Peace Corps, the State Department, and many more.

Graduate and professional school representatives often come to Whitman to recruit. In Fall 2016, the Student Engagement Center hosted a Grad School Bonanza.

You can make an appointment for a personal graduate school advising session with us by emailing visiting Reid 219.

Additional Links

  • - A great website for everything from grants to graduate school funding resources. 
  • - See how borrowing impacts you financially.
  • PLATO Loan Program - Scholarship and funding information for college students. 
  • - Free website listing over $3.4 billion in scholarships.
  • Grant Forward - Search education funding opportunities.
  • Fellowships and Grants - Learn how the Whitman Fellowships and Grants Office can help fund graduate school.