Remember, a solid education section will include the name of the school, the degree earned (or major/minor), location of the school and the date of graduation.
For example: If you are still completing your degree, you can list your “expected graduation date,” but be clear that you haven’t yet graduated.
For instance, if you’re a recent graduate with little to no experience, your education section is your best asset and should be put at the top of your resume (above Work Experience).
On the other hand, if you have some professional experience, you should let that be the focus, opting to place your education section below Work Experience.
Here’s how it should look: De Paul University | Chicago, IL | December 2009-March 2013 Bachelor of Arts in English Composition (GPA: 3.75) Bear in mind, you should only list your GPA on your resume if it is over a 3.5 and if you’re a recent graduate.
If you’re a recent graduate and your GPA is below 3.5, use the space to talk about an impressive senior thesis project (or something along those lines) instead.
In other words, the highest degree earned should be at the top.
For example, your master’s degree should be listed above your bachelor’s degree. If so, you don’t need to list your high school degree.
Your high school information should only be included if you are still attending high school or college.
If you’ve graduated from college, the higher degree can take the place of your high school degree on your resume.