I am looking for an intermediate-level job in the software industry. At some point i was enrolled in a computer science university program with a coop/summer student placement option. I ended up dropping out of the university, but the company which had me as a coop student ended up hiring me as a contractor. That became the start of my professional career. Eventually i got a college diploma and had some more work experience since then.
I am struggling to figure out the right wording to include the unfinished degree on the resume. I feel I must mention it somehow, because otherwise it would be very unclear how I ended up working in the industry before completing an education. Saying 'Candidate for...' feels very clumsy, but I want to word it in such a way that it is abundantly clear that I do not hold a bachelor degree and I am not trying to misrepresent myself.
Below is a stub of what my resumes tend to look like currently. I am trying to think of a more elegant way to present it.
Application developer at Magical Solutions (2017-Present)
Software developer, full time contractor at Industrial Amazingness (2014-2016)
Developer, co-op student at Industrial Amazingness (2013)
College of FooBar
- Provincial College Diploma in Software Development (2016-2017)
University of SomethingSometihng
- Candidate for Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (unfinished) (2011-2013)