An educational background is a description of your educational experiences, results and qualifications. This is commonly listed on a resume whereby early in your career you may provide details of your education because your resume lacks work experience. As your career progresses, this section of your resume becomes shorter and only lists the details of the relevant degrees that you have earned including the school, dates attended and formal title of the degree. Educational background can also come up in interviews where early in your career you may expand upon what you learned and educational experiences that qualify you for a role. Later in your career you may simply discuss your major educational qualifications. The following are common examples of what can be considered educational background.
Educational background suggests formal education such as college, university or community college but can include informal learning experiences if necessary or relevant.
Academic Majors / Minors
Grades / GPA
Non-academic Accomplishments (e.g. accomplishments in school sports)
Participation in School Life / Student Government
Schools Attended & Dates
Things You Learned / Studied
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