Since applying to college is a very competitive process, developing a well-crafted student resume can put you ahead of other applicants.
Use the student resume to draw attention to your scholarly achievements and awards, any special talents and your community service
If your child is having trouble creating this resume, most college counselors can help, including myself. Email me at Elisa@SoarToCollege.com if you’d like my professional opinion and suggestions for the one you’ve already created. This editing service is available at $50/hour. However if you participate in any of the SOAR sessions the resume process is apart of the complete package.
THE COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIP RESUME REMIX
This student resume is different than resumes designed to get you a job; this resume highlights your accomplishments and activities throughout high school. It can be very helpful when filling out college applications, when requesting teacher recommendations, and when applying for scholarships..
Creating Your Student Resume For
College Admissions And Scholarships:
College & Scholarships
Rising above to succeed...
Remember that college folder you were supposed to be collecting
throughout high school? The one stuffed with all of your activities,
community service hours, awards and honors? It’s time to drag it out,
get organized and use those materials to create your College Admissions
and Scholarship Resume.
This student resume is different than resumes designed to get you a job; this resume highlights your accomplishments and activities throughout high school. It can be very helpful when filling out college applications, when requesting teacher recommendations, and when applying for scholarships.
To begin, developing the resume , students will recall every activity and award that you participated in or earned during high school. Only count awards or activities before high school if you competed with high school students and still won. Write down everything!
If you have any special considerations, this is a great opportunity to promote it right at the top of the page. This “hook” can be anything from being bilingual, to spending a summer volunteering, to surviving a childhood illness: anything that makes you stand out. We will focus on:
Heading- Name, address, phone number, email address and high school
Objective of Overview (optional- Can be used for a specific purpose, such as college major or scholarship
Academic Stats- Class rank and GPA, SAT/ACT scores
Education- Senior Year classes, AP courses completed, including AP exams
Activities- List clubs and grades participated. Be specific, don’t use initials or acronyms.
Honors/Awards-List any awards or accomplishments, along with grade.
Community Service- List activities, roles (including any leadership) and grade.
Sports-List teams, position, awards and grade.
Employment-Start with most recent employment and list dates