Plan For College

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Start Planning Early With a College Resume

Start college planning early.  One of the best ways to do this is by creating a resume.

A student resume is a summary of all your accomplishments.  Keep a diary/resume as soon as freshman year and build on.  Everything counts and a resume is a great way to showcase yourself.  It is okay to brag!

  • List school projects, outside of school projects and hobbies. 
  • Don’t forget extracurriculars such as robotics, debate team, chorus, band, etc.
  • List your jobs such as baby sitting, house sitting, dog walking.  No job is too small and colleges want to see how hard you have worked. 
  • Colleges want well rounded students.  Church groups, scouting and civic group involvement help show schools that you are responsible.
  • Of course, colleges love sports.  List all of them that you participate in, especially if you hold a position of leadership on the team. 
  • Self-awareness, self-confidence and personal initiative are all qualities that deserve bragging rights.  Don’t be shy.       


If you are not sure about the best format for your resume, contact us.  We will send you the format we recommend.

Once you have a resume draft continue to build on it.  Updates will be easy to add once the base of the resume is in place. 

When your resume is complete make several copies, and feel free to hand them out.  College admissions officers love resumes, it takes the sting out of the college interview and brings the focus back to you.

Hope this helps!

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The College Planning Group
Canton MA     800-985-8569

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