The grad school resume is important to your overall application and should not be treated lightly. It supports the claims and goals you have in your statement of purpose and should add depth to the portrait your application materials paint of you. I routinely see resumes that fall well short
Dear applicant, this is an admissions officer manifesto about how to get admitted. What stupid mistakes to avoid and how to get yourself off the bubble and into the straight admit pile. It is a message of tough love, but this will help us understand each other a little more and help you distinguish yourself from average, and even lazy applicants you are competing with. You are probably making some of these mistakes yourself.
A reader named James just submitted this query about applying to the MIT EECS program: I’m applying into EECS(electrical & computer science dep.) at MIT. My GPA is 3.9/4 and I just started a research work about 2 weeks ago and i don’t think there would be any publications before