Should extracurricular activities be mentioned on a CV?

2017-10-20 23:59:26

As a student I have taken extracurricular courses related to my major, should I list them on my CV?

In case it is helpful: I am on the third year. I am majoring in computer science and have taken extracurricular courses on Internet security, Evolutionary computing and Web programming.

Mister, you should put everything on your resume which is true, relevant, and beneficial.

Having been a hiring manager at several different companies, I can offer some perspective. I am always pleased to see someone pursuing education. Especially relevant education. Especially if that someone went out of his way to take these classes.

I am also interested in relevant hobby programming (if programming is related to the role I have an opening for). If you have written your own version of pac-man just for kicks, I'll be impressed. Honestly, it's one of the signs that you have a technologist on your hands!

  • Mister, you should put everything on your resume which is true, relevant, and beneficial.

    Having been a hiring manager at several different companies, I can offer some perspective. I am always pleased to see someone pursuing education. Especially relevant education. Especially if that someone went out of his way to take these classes.

    I am also interested in relevant hobby programming (if programming is related to the role I have an opening for). If you have written your own version of pac-man just for kicks, I'll be impressed. Honestly, it's one of the signs that you have a technologist on your hands!

    2017-10-21 00:13:17