Sample resume for college visits or college/scholarship applications; this is an example, include information that highlight YOUR STRENGTHS! 

 

 

Name

Address

Phone #

Email – if Available

 

College Major/ Career Goal:                                                 G.P.A.  (only if good)

(include this only if you have one)                                           ACT:  same

                                                                                      SAT:   same

 

Honors and Awards

·  National Merit Semi-Finalist, (11)

·  Lamp of Learning Academic Achievement Award (9, 10, 11)

·  Missouri All State Choir, (10,11)

 

High School Activities

·  Pioneer Yearbook Staff (10, 11, 12)

            -Editor in Chief (12)

·  KHS Swim Team (10, 11, 12)

            -Varsity Team Captain (12)

·  KHS Choir (9, 10, 11, 12)

·  Spanish Club (9, 10, 11)

 

Community Activities

·  Meals on Wheels Volunteer (Summers, 2003-Present)

                        - Deliver 3-5 meals to senior citizens every Saturday throughout the year.

·  Church Youth Group (9, 10, 11, 12)

                        -  Coordinated over 100 youth members for a 2-week mission trip.

 

Work Experience

·  Kirkwood YMCA Summer Gymnastics Camp Instructor (2003-Present)

                        - 20 hours per week during the school year and 45 hours per week in the summer.

·  Kirkwood Library (2000-02)

                        - Approximately 10 hours per week during the school year.

 

Interests

·  Diving – Greenbriar Pool Dive Team (6 years)

·  Dancing – Ballet, tap, jazz (10 years)

 

 

 

 

( “In our file room there’s a saying that’s sort of mean, but also true:  the thicker the file, the thicker the kid.  If you’re padding your application with letters or with copies of every little prize you won since junior high school we’re going to wonder if you’re a weak applicant.”)

                                                                                                Rachel Toor

                                                                                                                                Former Duke Admissions Officer

                                                                                                                                Author of Admissions Confidential