What a short CV might look like…

Society O. Physics-Students
Campus Box 1105 | Washington University | St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 935-6276

1853-2053     Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Major in physics, minor in marketing
GPA: 1.618/4.000, Major GPA: 4.00/4.00
Wayman Crow Scholarship in Physics (covers 1/137th of tuition)

1963  Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Advisor: Edward T. Jaynes
– came up with Jaynes-Cummings model
– helped write book on statistical mechanics

1956   Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Advisor: Clyde Cowan
– co-discovered the neutrino

1922  Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Advisor: Arthur H. Compton
– discovered the Compton effect


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  2. Compton, A. H., Cowan, C., Physics-Students, S. O., and Jaynes, E. T. (1963). Making random websites for physics students. Journal of Random Things, 1 (1), 1-2.


  • Outstanding Physicist Award, National Society of Collegiate Physics Geeks (1920)
  • Best club leader award, Washington University (1915)
  • πth place, International Contest of Mathematics and Physics and Engineering and Things (1910)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma honor society member

Undergraduate Representative, Physics Department Food and Entertainment Committee

  • help represent the undergraduate opinion in selecting the restaurants the department uses to cater events
  • secured the chancellor’s guarantee that toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake would be served at every colloquium on campus henceforth, including in the physics department

Public Relations, Society of Physics Students (1853-present)

  • manage Facebook page with over 2000 friends
  • in charge of advertising for the many physics-related events that we host to get people excited about physics and that have free food
  • helped the club through the transition from advertising with pre-Civil War era writing implements to the advanced marketing technologies of the modern day

Treasurer, String Theory  (1853-present)

  • help keep track of finances for my college’s premier knitting club
  • in charge of knitting scarves for a bunny statue in front of the library whenever it looks cold


  • Marketing, buying food, eating food
  • Native speaker of English, business proficiency in Pig Latin