/ Asked by Paige
I was given the advice not to include the schools I transferred from on my resume. Does that apply to my LinkedIn account too?
Answered by Mandy, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Thursday, June 25, 2015
I recommend only putting the school that you graduated from on your resume and Linked In. You don't need to include schools that you transferred from.

Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Thursday, June 25, 2015

I would also tend to agree with that advice and also recommend you to follow that on your LinkedIn Profile. My recommendation would be to only put the schools down from which you graduated from. Its cleaner and easier to read. However, if you have a substantial amount of experience/clubs/awards etc.. that are associated with other schools on your resume, then you may want to consider adding the other schools that you attended to avoid further confusion. But as a general rule, I would recommend keeping it clean and organized with just the schools that you have degrees from.
Best wishes!
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, June 26, 2015
For your LinkedIn account, yes, I would recommend only including the school(s) from which you obtained your degree.  This will ultimately be what a recruiter is most interested in - what your degree was in and from where did you obtain it.  Remember that your LinkedIn account is an advertisement for yourself.  Include what information will be relevant and interesting to any potential employers.  The only caution I would provide about the schools from which your transferred is that when you formally apply to a company, it may become necessary to disclose these as that company may conduct a background check if you are hired.  But again, this would not apply for your LinkedIn account.
Answered by Kaitlin, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I agree with the advice already given to you on this topic.  Your LinkedIn profile is meant to be a snapshot of you, your education, your experiences, etc.  You will just need to include the school(s) that you graduated and obtained a degree from.  I have seen resumes that included the school that the candidate has transferred from so I don’t believe there is a general rule about what you can and cannot include on the resume.  A question might come up in an interview about gap years in your education, etc. so be prepared for that if you do not include the school you transferred from.  Be sure to keep your resume organized and easy to read; whether it includes all of your schools or just the school(s) that you graduated from!
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