Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
Which is correct (to mention as topic in one's c.v.):
"Diploma OF English/Secretariat/Accounting/etc"
"Diploma IN English/Secretariat/Accounting/etc"
- BobLv 43 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Interesting question as both potentially are possible.
I would use the different preposition options in this way:
To describe the actual paper certificate itself, I would describe it as a Diploma of English.
"Is that piece of paper on the table your Diploma of Mathematics?"
No, it's my Diploma of English"
To describe a person, I might say that he has a Diploma in English.
"John has a Degree in Accounting and a Diploma in Statistics"
Does that make sense?
- bluebellbkkLv 73 weeks ago
I would say 'I have a Diploma [from whatever college/university] in English' or 'in secretarial skills' or 'in accounting' or whatever the diploma actually SAYS.
- CaraLv 73 weeks ago
Here (in the UK) we generally say "Diploma in ... "
I'm surprised you have a Diploma in "Secretariat" - is this really the wording on your diploma? Not "Secretarial Practice" or something of that sort?
I agree with Richard about "etc." If there's something else, list it properly. Such as "Diploma in English, Accounting, Secretarial Practice and Flower Arranging."
- A.J.Lv 73 weeks ago
"Diploma" is a sheet of paper, and a CV should be Certificate, Bachelors (Baccalaureate to be fancy Latin), Masters, PhD, or at least in the USA a two year college is Associates Degree. The paper is for completing a course of study and graduating.
The "of", "in", or a dash or leaving it out is for word flow and by convention.
Technically, it is a "Diploma of", but "in" a course of study English, Accounting.
That's why either is correct. "Of" refers to the diploma and "in" the subject.
Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engineering flows well.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is the official long title
I'm not "Adam Jones". Using a reference attached. What does the diploma actually say?
Bachelor of Arts in English - California State University, Chico
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- RichardLv 73 weeks ago
I am an American, and neither of these make any sense to me.
Don't use the term, "Diploma." Name the degree: for instance "Bachelor of Arts in English". If this is just a trade school, say "Graduate of Secretarial English program".
What does "English/Secretariat/Accounting/etc" mean, and you should never use "etc" in a CV or resume.
- 3 weeks ago
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