I have the following LaTeX code that I use to generate the education section of my resume



\fancyhf{} % clear all header and footer fields

% Adjust margins



% Sections formatting
}{}{0em}{}[\color{black}\titlerule \vspace{-6pt}]

% Custom commands
    #1 \vspace{-2pt}


      \textbf{#1} & #2 \\
      \textit{#3} & \textit{#4} \\




%%%%%%  RESUME STARTS HERE  %%%%%%


  \textbf{{\LARGE Shrey Joshi}} & Email: \href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]}\\
  \href{https://shreyjoshi.com}{Website: shreyjoshi.com} & LinkedIn: \href{https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjoshi1729/}{in/sjoshi1729} | 
  \href{https://github.com/xprilion}{GitHub: ~~@shreyj1729} \\

      {University of Texas at Dallas}{Dallas, Texas}
      {B.S. Computer Science, AES + National Merit Full-ride Scholarship}{2022 - 2025 (Expected)}


But this results in the following output, where the bullet point is centered between two lines of text. How can I make it so that the bullet point is only on the first bolded line?

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  • You should post a complete compiliable example rather than making us guess what document class and packages you're using, but have you tried adding the [t] optional parameter to the tabular* environment? \begin{tabular*}{0.97\textwidth}[t]{l@{\extracolsep{\fill}}r}
    – frabjous
    Apr 15, 2022 at 19:38
  • Thanks, just edited it. I tried adding the t option but there seems to be no change unfortunately Apr 15, 2022 at 19:40
  • It works when I try it with your code!
    – frabjous
    Apr 15, 2022 at 19:51
  • Oh, oops, I was putting it in the wrong tabular. Thank you! Do you mind submitting an answer so I can accept it? Apr 15, 2022 at 19:52

1 Answer 1


To repeat what I wrote in the comments, you can align the top of the tabular* environment with the surrounding text by adding [t] as the second optional argument to the tabular* enviroment:

      \textbf{#1} & #2 \\
      \textit{#3} & \textit{#4} \\

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