[Tex/LaTex] Remove spacing between rows of a table

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I need to remove the whitespace between the rows of a table due to the first cell of first column overflowing to more than a line. See the screenshot the current typset of the pdf.

Screenshot of the current typset of the pdf.

So I need to remove the whitespace between the bold "Summer Placement at the University of Manchester" and the main body "Worked with Professor Terrance Wyatt…" in the cell below.

Here is my current code:

\section{Work Experience}
\begin{tabular}{p{0.12\linewidth}p{0.85\linewidth}}
\textsc{June 2017 - Sep. 2017} & \textbf{Summer Placement at the University of 
Manchester} \\
& Worked with Professor Terrance Wyatt at the High Energy Particle (HEP) Group 
at the University of Manchester on a research project over the summer of 2017.\\

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best Answer

Here's a version using \parbox. You real problem is not the spacing between table rows (that's correct as you have a two line high left column), but that you used a new row for something which should be in the same row, just a new line.

table

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[margin=2cm]{geometry} % to make it nearly fit
\usepackage{adjustbox}

\begin{document}

\section{Work Experience}
\begin{tabular}{p{0.12\linewidth}p{0.85\linewidth}}
\textsc{June 2017 - Sep. 2017} & \adjustbox{valign=t}{\parbox{.85\linewidth}{\textbf{Summer Placement at the University of 
Manchester} \\
Worked with Professor Terrance Wyatt at the High Energy Particle (HEP) Group 
at the University of Manchester on a research project over the summer of 2017.}}\\
Test & Test
\end{tabular}

\end{document}
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