How to Craft Your
Dear rising seniors and parents:
Now is the best time to draft your college resume! The resume is an important part of the college admissions process, because it allows you to describe your extracurricular activities in great detail and helps colleges learn more about your interests and values. The resume can be very helpful in filling out the Activity Sheet of the Common Application, and in preparing for college interviews.
Below are tips for organizing and describing your activities and accomplishments, as well as a fictional sample resume that illustrates an effective approach. Note the level of detail you should include.
We will be reviewing your resume draft at our essay meetings this summer. In addition, we are holding a College Resume Workshop on July 30 at 2-5pm. See our recent email on our series of College Admissions Workshops this summer, and email Maureen to RSVP.
I am happy to answer any questions that you have about your college resume and activity list!