Update your Student Résumé – A Complete
List of Your Accomplishments and Activities
Update your student résumé by including all accomplishments
and activities from your freshman, sophomore, and junior years. Also,
if you’re a senior, include activities you will undertake during
your senior year.
Your résumé should include:
Academic Achievements and Honors – examples
include making the honor roll, being a Merit Scholar, earning a high
class rank, successfully passing Advanced Placement (AP) tests, etc.
School Activities and Honors – examples
include joining Junior Statesmen of America, participating in varsity
sports, joining clubs that help your local community such as Key Club,
joining science club and yearbook, performing duties as a class officer,
being a member of the academic decathlon team, etc.
Leadership Positions – were you a
class officer, club leader, yearbook editor, school newspaper editor,
or sports team captain?
Community and Church Activities (volunteer
work) – examples include tutoring elementary school students,
helping senior citizens, serving others at a rescue mission, helping
at events for at-risk youth, etc.
Extracurricular Activities and Job Experiences – examples
include speech contests, music lessons, working at a job, working at
an internship, etc.
Summer Experiences and Talents – examples
include participating in Community Theater, joining a bike club where
you take weekly bike rides as a group, guitar or singing lessons, taking
a community college course, etc.
Travel Experiences (domestic and foreign) – have
you traveled in the United States or to foreign countries to learn
or to help others?