This is my current curriculum vitae (Jill Wolcott CV 2019-2) for downloading. Be warned, it is 10 pages.
Why a Curriculum Vitae?
I first put my curriculum vitae together in 2010 as part of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) applying for additional accreditation as a four-year school. We all had to participate in meeting the requirements because faculty is so important to any teaching institution.
I’m sure there are some things I missed, but mostly, it is a fair overview of my career in fashion and knitwear design, and teaching. I resisted this assignment mightily, and I was in the last group to finally turn in our curriculum vitae after the official deadline.
It was mind-numbing to put this together!
Why I Still Keep a Curriculum Vitae?
It was absolutely agonizing to go through all my files, memories, records, etc., to put the initial 2010 version together, so since doing the first one I have updated my curriculum vitae at least annually, but usually twice a year. I try to use TNNA in January and June as a reminder. During the process of updating I am almost always surprised by something I’ve forgotten until I take that look back. It is always a good feeling to get it done! What I learned in putting this together the first time, and updating it as-I-go, is that it is rewarding. Sometimes the review will even spur me into action on something.
If you look inside, you can see that I taught a variety of classes at FIDM and occasionally at other institutions. Without a masters, I was never able to teach in the college system of California. I think I would have enjoyed doing it, but I could never come up with another reason I should. I was, after I turned in my CV and supporting documentation, given “master’s equivalency” at FIDM (I had co-authored a book).
If you are interested in seeing my work as a knitwear designer, this is the paper version of it. It is a little flat; I would like to make a digital version that has all my work in it. Someday.