This summer I’ll be graduating with a BSc in Computer Science: would it by any means premature and childish to put now the title of my thesis in a resume under a specific education accomplishment?

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    I removed the image because it was not relevant for the question, and moreover it wasn’t clear whether it really represented your situation. I also adjusted the phrasing to make it clearer the sequence of events. Let me know if I’ve got the situation right. Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 20:20
  • Your undergraduate thesis, which you have started already? Sure, go for it.
    – Jon Custer
    Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 21:24

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It is fine to put "work in progress" into a CV. Just mark it as such, since it isn't yet "accomplished work. Usually a separate section for such things is good to have.

You can do the same for other, not yet completed, projects.

Make it clear and it is fine.

It is a bit harder to justify if you haven't yet started, but even that can be marked as "future directions" or such.

  • You don't consider this "immature" or "premature" to do, given that my resume is 1 page only currently? Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 19:23
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    Not at all. You've got to start somewhere.
    – Buffy
    Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 19:41
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    @AlixBlaine - the last resume I put together was one page, excluding the list of publications. I’m likely never writing another one before retiring, but I hate long resumes that don’t focus on the job one is applying for. I say that as someone who regularly hires for PhD staff and other positions. An undergraduate should have a one page resume.
    – Jon Custer
    Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 21:26
  • @JonCuster, WOW! Interesting. To you, what would it mean, if a person has a piece of written article published at some big name company? Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 22:15
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    @AlixBlaine - depends on the job one is applying for. An undergraduate doing a thesis is not unusual, a journal article is a bonus. Masters and PhDs I'd expect journal articles. But just counting articles is far from what I do...
    – Jon Custer
    Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 23:06

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