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Curriculum Vitae Guide: References


List between three and five people who are willing to serve as professional references (if requested):


Name of Reference, Degree of Reference


University Name or Organization 

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code                       



Additional formatting tips:

These individuals should have experience with you as your supervisor or instructor.  Be certain to ask them if they would be willing to serve as references before listing them (and ensure that they are going to provide a positive recommendation). 

Important note for doctoral students:

If your dissertation chair or committee member has agreed to serve as your reference, list their title in this section.



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