Highlighting Education on Your Resume

It can be challenging to frame your education in a way that showcases your capabilities and highlights your passion for your chosen field. Many people struggle with how to write resume education categories that will get the attention of hiring managers. Take a look at some tips for merging your education and experience in a way that will make your resume attractive to hiring managers.

Regardless of the career level for which you write your resume, you should include most or all of these ten Education important sections for your resume. These sections include:

Resume Education Examples for Students


Memorial High School, 2014
  • Tulsa, OK, United States
  • Diploma, Diploma.
  • Tool Room forklifting.
Tulsa Technology Center , 2004
  • Tulsa, OK, United States.
  • Certification, Certification in Advertising and Design.
  • Color Pencil, Web design, Airbrushing, oil painting.

Attorney and Lawyer

Lacey Township High School, 2015
  • Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, United States
  • High School Diploma
Rowan University, 2019
  • Glassboro, New Jersey, United States
  • Political Science, Bachelor's


Kankakee Community College, 2013
  • Kankakee, Illinois, United States
  • Business Science, Associate
  • Associates In The Science of Business
Governors State University, 2015
  • University Park, Illinois, United States
  • Accounting, Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Expected August 2015


Pasadena City College, 2017
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Business, Associates Degree in Business Administration
  • Courses undertaken thus far at the time of writing:
  • Pre-Calculus, Calculus A, Introduction to Business, English Composition A, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Cultural Geography, Early European History, General Biology, Introduction to College
Shinjuku Nihonggo Gakkou College Preparatory School, 2015
  • Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • College Preparatory, Post-Secondary
  • Post-secondary education undertaken by high school graduates aspiring to enter prestigious Japanese universities. Eventually received an acceptance letter from Meiji University.

Web Design and User Experience

Mesa Community College, 1981-1984
  • Mesa, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Business Administration/ Marketing, transfer to Art Institute Tucson
  • Studying Business Administration, Marketing, and Automotive Technologies
The Art Institute of Tucson, 2014
  • Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Web Design/ Interactive Media, will receive Bachelor's June 2014
  • Studying web Design and Interactive Media

Training and Development

Pierce High School, 2015
  • Arbuckle, California, USA
  • Personal Training, Masters
  • I'm planning on attending Sonoma State to work towards my Masters degree in personal fitness. It should take me 5 years to receive my Masters degree but in the meantime i am going to learn the business and do everything in my power to be the best student and employee.

Telecommunications Engineer

Idaho Falls High School, 2012
  • Idaho Falls , Idaho, United States
  • Diploma, Diploma
  • High School Diploma
Mt. San Jacinto College, N/A
  • Menifee, CA, United States
  • Associates In Mathematics and Science , Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree program in Electronics Engineering Technology

Technical Support

Bishop O'Dowd, 2012
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Academic Preparation, Diploma
  • I went to Bishop O'Dowd for my high school. Once there I found technology to be my calling and am continuing to build my knowledge on the subject through computer science courses at California State University East Bay. I also continued my love of baseball at Bishop O'Dowd becoming the ace my senior year and leading us to a winning season.
California State University East Bay, 2017
  • Hayward, CA, USA
  • Computer Science, Will earn BS
  • I just finished my first year at CSUEB and am starting my major in the Fall. I expect to be finished with school after four more years due to the amount of math that is required. I am learning what it takes to be a leader through the baseball team.


Oak Park High School, 2010
  • Oak Park, MI, United States
  • College prep, Diploma
  • General
WCCCD, 2013
  • Detroit, MI, United States
  • General Studies, associate
  • General

Restaurant and Food Service

Bella Vista High School, 2016
  • Fair Oaks, California, United States
  • General Education, Still Attending
  • I am currently still attending High School as a senior.

Pharmacy Technician

University of Illinois at Chicago, 2019
  • Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Chemistry, Bachelors
  • I am pursuing my bachelors in chemistry. I'm on the pre-pharmacy track, hoping to go to Pharmacy school after completing my undergraduate studies.


Clearwater High, 2016
  • Clearwater, Florida, USA
  • Photography, High School Diploma
  • Although I am a younger photographer, I am not rudimentary. I take great pride in my superior abilities and work hard to sophisticate them.

Organizational Development

University of Connecticut, 2015
  • Storrs, Connecticut, United States
  • Public Administration, Urban Community Studies, Bachelor's/Master's
  • Fast Track Master's of Public Administration with a Bachelor's in Urban Community Studies


Northern Virginia Community College, 2016
  • Alexandria, Virginia, USA
  • Paralegal Studies, Associate
  • Currently enrolled in the Paralegal Program with an anticipated graduation date of December 2016.
J Sargeant Reynolds, 2010
  • Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Dental Assisting, certificate
  • Certificate in Radiology and Dental Assisting.

Resume Education Examples for Entry Level candidates

Aerospace Engineer

Hialeah Gardens Senior High School, 2014
  • Hialeah Gardens , Florida , United States
  • Engineering , High School Diploma
  • Completed 4 full years of High School at Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

Agriculture and Food Scientist

University of Ottawa, 2015
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Education, Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education
Carleton University, 2014
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Science, Biology
  • Bachelor of Science Major in Biology with Minor in Mathematics
Carleton University, 2013
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Science, Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science Honours Biochemistry

Aircraft (Manufacturing and Production)

Mulvane High School, 2013
  • Mulvane , Kansas, USA
  • General Education, High School Diploma
  • General Education
Wichita Area Technical College, N/A
  • Wichita, Kansas, USA
  • Aircraft Manufacturing, N/A
  • Completed Aviation Core classes
  • Blueprint Reading and Comprehension
  • Aircraft Systems and Components
  • Precision Instruments
  • Tolerances and Quality Assurance
  • Geometric shapes and Patterns
  • Sheet Metal and Riveting
  • OSHA 10 (Certified)


Academy of Learning, 2013
  • Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Computerized Accounting, Diploma
  • Computerized Accounting Diploma

Business Administration

Chaffey College, 2013
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences, Associate's Degree
  • Completion of 60 units and the Community College level. Taking a wide variety of courses.
Ashland University, 2016
  • Ashland , Ohio, United States
  • Business Administration, Bachelors of Art
  • Degree in a wide variety of courses. Consisting of courses in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Business Communication, and other business courses.


St. Lawrence University, 2010
  • Canton, NY, USA
  • Chemistry, B.S.
  • Conducted research on the synthesis of small molecule antagonists of the TRPV1 receptor
Vanderbilt University, 2015
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Chemistry, Ph.D.
  • Methodology for the enantioselective synthesis of azabicyclic ring systems
  • Total synthesis of alkaloid natural products (+)-grandisine D and (+)-amabiline
  • Discovery of selective Gβγ-SNARE protein-protein interaction inhibitors and enhancers
  • Development of menin-MLL protein-protein interaction inhibitors

Civil Engineer

Butte college, 2012
  • Chico, Ca, US
  • Heavy equipment operator, Heavy equipment operator technician certification
  • Received Graduate Certificate in Heavy Equipment Operation, Mechanized Ag and Forklift Operation
Point Arena High School, 2007
  • Point arena, Ca, US
  • General Ed , Diploma
  • 3.0 gpa

College and University

Ashland University, 2008
  • Ashland, Ohio, United States
  • Political Science, B.A.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
John Carroll University, 2013
  • University Heights, Ohio, United States
  • English Literature, M.A.
  • Master of Arts in English with a concentration in Contemporary American and English Literature

Marketing, Advertising and PR: Communications

Adelphi University, 2015
  • Garden City, New York, United States
  • Business Administration, BBA
  • Bachelor's degree program in Business Administration with a concentration in Sales and Marketing

Green Jobs: Conservation

Community College Of Philadelphia, 2018
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States Of America
  • Liberal Studies, Libral Arts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Conservation and Environmental Scientist

Florida State University, 2015
  • Tallahassee, FL, United States
  • Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences


John W North, 2012
  • Riverside, CA,
  • student , Diploma
  • High School Diploma
Rogue Community College, 2016
  • Medford, OR, United States
  • General Education, Bachelors
  • Currently taking online courses through RCC to complete my general education and obtain a bachelor's degree


University of South Florida, 2006
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Computer Science, Bachelor's
  • GPA 3.3
  • Member of the Golden Key International Honors Society
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
Hillsborough Community College, 2002
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Computer Science, Associate's
  • GPA 3.57
  • Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Chapter
  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science

Resume Education Examples for Experienced profiles

Administrative Assistant

Steiner School of Massage Therapy, 2011
  • Phoenix, Az, USA
  • Massage Therapy, Certified Massage Therapist
  • High school diploma
  • Secretarial training program
  • Certificate program in office administration

Agriculture and Food Scientist

University of Nebraska at Kearney, May 2014
  • Kearney, Nebraska,
  • Biology - Wildlife Emphasis, Bachelor of Science
  • Conducted study on population of Common Yellowthroat in Central Nebraska - 2011
  • Conducted study on behavior of Cliff Swallow - 2012
  • Senior research project on use of cover crops to control Goss's Wilt in corn - 2012
Mid Plains Community College, Attended 2010-2011
  • North Platte, Nebraska,
  • General Studies, No Degree earned
  • Attended classes for transfer credits towards Bachelor Degree at UNK


University of Cincinnati, 2008
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Asia Studies, BA
  • Graduated with a BA in Asia Studies with a focus in Japanese studies and Art History.
  • Nagoya University of Foreign Studies , Study Abroad
  • Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • Japanese Language and Culture, Study Abroad
  • Received full scholarship to study in Japan for one year from the Japanese government.
  • The American University in Dubai , Study Abroad
  • Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Arab Language and Culture, Study Abroad
  • Received a full scholarship from the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation to study at the American University in Dubai for one semester.

Biological Scientist

United States Military Academy, N/A
  • West Point, NY, United States
  • Chemistry, Bachelor
  • Left in July 2011, part of Bachelor's Degree earned.
Miami University, 2013
  • Oxford, OH, United States
  • Zoology, Bachelor
  • Completed Bachelor's, graduate in May of 2013.

Engineering Technician

Setpoint Systems, January 28, 2015
  • Littleton, Colorado, U.S
  • Hvac controls, Delta 1 Controls
  • Training program to achieve knowledge of how set point operates.
Apprenticeship of local 419 floor covering union, August 1, 1996
  • Denver, Colorado, U.S
  • Flooring trade, Journeyman Certification
  • Trade training program developed in conjunction with Denver Public Schools.
  • Training in commercial/ residential floorcovering
Denver South High School, July, 20 1992
  • Denver, Colorado, U.S
  • Basics, High School Diploma
  • Basic High School Level Classes

English as a Second Language

San Jose State University, 1984
  • San Jose, California, U.S.A.
  • Psychology/English, B.A.in Psychology with minors in English and Sociology
  • I have been teaching English since 1990.

Telecommunications and wireless: Field Installation

AT&T Premises Tech Course, 2011
  • Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Uverse, entry
  • High School Diploma
  • Diploma in Computers
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical Circuits Course
  • Signal Transmission Course
  • Telephony and Voice Communication Course
  • Graduate Certificate Degree in Wireless Communications

General IT

University of Connecticut, 2015
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Business, Masters
  • Master of Business Administration
Michigan State University, 2007
  • East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • Computer Science, Bachelor's
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Industrial Engineer

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2011
  • Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
  • Engineering, B. S. Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Improvement and optimization in organizations. Logistics, inventory, quality, production, distribution, manufacture, facilities planning, industrial safety.
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2011
  • Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
  • Agribusiness, Agribusiness Mode
  • Detecting areas of opportunity in agricultural business. Production, marketing and value-added of products.

Instructor and Trainer

Southwest State University, 2010
  • Marshall, Minnesota, United States
  • Curriculum and Teacher Leadership, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Leadership
  • This degree focused on curriculum and developing teacher leadership. Research and development of a specific and innovative teaching strategy/program was required.
Southwest State University, 1980
  • Marshall, Minnesota, United States
  • Elementary Education, BS in Elementary Education K-6
  • General study of teaching methods, child development and psychology, and elementary content areas.
Worthington Community College, 1976
  • Worthington, Minnesota, United States
  • General liberal arts, Associate of Liberal Arts
  • General liberal arts prep for ongoing college work.

Life and Physical Sciences

Milford Area Senior High, 1988
  • milford , New Hampshire, United States
  • general, high school diploma
  • High school
Casco Bay College, 1990
  • Portland , Me, usa
  • Business Management, Associate Degree
  • studied business
Rivier College, n/a
  • Nashua, NH, United States
  • Art, n/a
  • I took courses in photography, figure drawing, art history.
Manchester Community College, N/A
  • Manchester, NH, United States
  • nursing, N/A
  • two semesters in the nursing field
Greater Lowell Adult education, 1998
  • Lowell, MA, United States
  • Phlebotomy, certificate in phlebotomy
  • took medical terminology and phlebotomy courses

Resume Education Examples for Manager profiles

Account payable / receivable

Dundalk Senior High School, 1999
  • Dundalk, Maryland, United States
  • Basic High School , High School Diploma
  • Basic High School Courses
Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University, 2017
  • Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Accounting , MBA Accountancy
  • At this time I am currently enrolled as a full time student at an accredited Graduate School of Management of Devry University studying Accounting and Business Management. My classes are all online and are at my leisure with some exceptions. Some of my current courses are Budgeting, Cost Accounting, Federal Tax Policies and Management Decisions.

Attorney and Lawyer

University of London, 2013
  • London, London, United Kingdom
  • Law, Bachelor of Law (LLB) - 2nd Upper Honor
  • Laws of United Kingdom
Murdoch University, 1998
  • Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Business Administration, Master in Business Administration - High Distinction
  • Master in Business Administration - China focused
City University of Hong Kong, 1993
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Business Management, Bachelor of Arts (Business Studies) - 2nd Upper Honor
  • Business Management - major in Marketing and Human Resources Management

Bank Manager

NH Institute of Therapeutic Arts, 1986
  • Hudson, NH, USA
  • Therapeutic Massage / Holistic Health, Certification
  • Certified in the field of therapeutic massage and holistic health, maintained licensure since 1986
Merrimack High School, 1979
  • Merrimack, NH, USA
  • General, Diploma
  • General Studies


National American University, 2009
  • Roseville, MN, USA
  • Financial Management, Associates
  • Master of Business Administration

Computer Security

Florida State University, 2003
  • Tallahassee, Florida, USA
  • Information Technology & Management, BS IS
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems

Construction Management

Western High School, 1989
  • Latham, Ohio, USA
  • College Prep Courses, Diploma
  • August 1976 to June 1989
Ohio University - Chillicothe, 1990
  • Chillicothe, Ohio, USA
  • Secondary Education, 1st Year
  • August 1989 to June 1990
Muskingum College, 1991
  • New Concord, Ohio, USA
  • Secondary Education, 2nd Year
  • August 1990 to June 1991

Engineering Management

University of Missouri - Rolla, 1989
  • Rolla, MO, USA
  • Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor's
  • Graduated Cum Laude in 4 years.
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Mechanical Engineering, Masters
  • Graduated in 4 quarters with emphasis in computer integrated manufacturing.
William Woods University, 2005
  • Fulton, MO, USA
  • Business Administration, MBA
  • Graduated with a 4.0 while spending 15-20 hrs per week with school and working full time.

IT Consulting

Newport University, 1998
  • Newport, California, United States
  • General Business Administration, Master of Business Administration
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration: General Business Administration
Deutsch Industrie und Handelskammer, 1998
  • Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Business Administration, Industriekaufmann Degree
  • Industriekaufmann Degree in Business Administration
Politeknik Mekanik Swiss – ITB, 1993
  • Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
  • Mechanical Engineering, Diploma III Degree
  • Diploma III Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering

Internet, e Business and New Media

Monash University, 1988
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Bachelor of Engineering and Computing ( Industrial), Bachelor
  • Graduate Diploma in Marketing Monash University

Interior Designer

VPI & SU, 1984
  • Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Textiles / Merchandising, Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Science in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design
Trident Tech, 2005
  • N. Charleston, SC, USA
  • Interior Design, Undergraduate
  • Undergraduate degree in Interior Design


National Institute Of Technology, 2008
  • Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Photovoltaics, Electrical, Electrical Technology
  • Diploma in Electrical Technology
Chaffey High School, 1997
  • Upland, CA, USA
  • General Studies, High School Diploma
  • High School Diploma

Marine Engineer

Chesterfield College, 2004-2009
  • Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Mechanical Engineering, Higher National Diploma (HND)

Mechanical Engineer

A.L. Brown High School, 2008
  • Kannapolis , North Carolina , United States
  • General Education , High School Diploma
  • I obtained my High School Diploma through A.L. Brown High School attending from sixth through twelfth grade.

Resume Education Examples for Executive profiles


Royal College of Basaçon, 1840
  • Basaçon, Bourgogone, France
  • Arts, Bachelor
  • Completed Bachelor in Arts
Royal College of Basançon, 1842
  • Basançon, Bourgogne, France
  • Science, Bachelor
  • Completed Bachelor in Science
École Normale Supérieure, 1845
  • Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Science, Master
  • Completed Master of Science as well as an Advanced degree in Physical Sciences
École Normale Supérieure, 1847
  • Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Sciences, Doctorate
  • Completed Doctorate in Sciences


IvyTech, 2011
  • East Chicago, Indiana, USA
  • Carpentry, Construction Technology
  • Technical certificate in Construction Technology
  • Took several classes that taught me about Tools, Safety, wood/ Steel framing, Electrical, Plumbing, Drywall, Finish concrete, making concrete forms, Interior and exterior finish work, reading blue prints, estimating, etc...
Jefferson Community and Technical College, 2008
  • Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Carpentry, Construction Technology
  • Technical Certificate in Construction Technology
Community Action of Southern Indiana, 2007
  • Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA
  • Small Business Course, Small Business
  • Certificate of Completion
  • This was a course I took that taught me about owning and operating a small business.
IvyTech, 2007
  • Sellersburg, Indiana, USA
  • C.I.T., Computer Information and Technology
  • Transferred for construction


University of Maryland, 1997
  • College Park, MD, USA
  • Environmental Science, Ph.D.
  • Emphasis in environmental systems and hydrologic modeling.
University of Virginia, 1987
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Environmental Biology, Master of Science
  • Emphasis in aquatic and physiological ecology.
University of Maryland, 1980
  • College Park, Maryland, USA
  • Soil Science, Bachelor of Science
  • Emphasis in soil science and physical geography.

Management: Executive

Evangel University (CBC), 1992
  • Springfield , MO, USA
  • Biblical Studies , B.A. Biblical Studies
  • Focus in Church Planting & Development - Accounting at Harrisburg Area Community College, Early Childhood Development at Independence University (formerly California College for Health and Sciences) and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Family Money Management Certification at Ohio State University Extension, Standard Teacher Diploma with Evangelical Training Association and Foundations of Leadership Certificate from Assemblies of God Center for Church Leadership

Hardware Engineer and Specialist

Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • Pennsylvania, PA, United States
  • Computer Science and Engineering, Ph.D.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
  • Electrical Circuits Course

HVAC and Refrigeration

Air Condition Contractor Assc., 2009
  • Arlington , Texas, U.S.
  • HVAC, Contractor License
  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Kempner High School, 1998
  • Sugarland , Texas , U.S.
  • High School, High School
  • High school basic

Executive Management

University of Oklahoma, 1986
  • Norman, OK, United States
  • Business Administration, MBA
  • Master's degree program in Business Administration
University of Oklahoma, 1980
  • Norman, OK, United States
  • Psychology, Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Pre-Med minor

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Corllins University, 2009
  • San Jose, California, USA
  • Business Management, Bachelor's
  • Bachelor's Program in Business Management
University of Cambridge, 2008
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Education, CELTA
  • Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The Juilliard School, 2009
  • New York, NY, United States
  • Violin Performance and Composition, Pre-College
  • Spent 6 years at Juilliard, studying violin performance under Lewis Kaplan and Catherine Cho, and composition under Andy Thomas.
  • Bachelor of Business Management
Yale University, 2012
  • New Haven, CT, United States
  • Music Composition, BA
  • Attended Yale for three years, graduating with a BA in music composition.