When you think of a resume, you’re probably thinking it’s just about work experience. For high school students, it’s a reflection of your entire high school career. For students entering high school, you will want to start keeping track of things now so you have everything you need when you apply to college. Sophomores and juniors should be looking at their resume to see whether there are areas that need more balance. Seniors preparing to apply to college will want to make sure they have included everything.
Make a list of all of the things you have done and include years that you participated and any offices or leadership position held, as well as any accolades and recognition:
- Extracurricular activities like sports teams, musical groups, clubs, scouting, etc.
- Community service, such as at a local library, nursing home, your church, food pantry, etc.
- Work experience. This can include babysitting, mowing a neighbor’s lawn, dog sitting, etc. (Mowing your parents’ lawn or walking your own dog doesn’t count.)
- Academic honors and organizations such as National Honors Society.
- Any other relevant experience or recognition.
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