Resumes for College Admissions and Scholarships

A high school student should begin construction of a resume in 9th grade. The student should then add to the resume periodically and ensure that all information in the resume is accurate, thorough, and up to date. Therefore, by the time a student is a senior, and the resume content is necessary for college admissions applications and scholarship applications, the student is not scrambling trying to remember items and details from years back. All of the needed information is clearly recorded in his/her resume. Here’s what each student should be recording for his/her resume:

  1. Contact Information
  2. Education
  3. Experience
  4. Volunteer Experience
  5. Activities
  6. Leadership Skills
  7. References

Summer is a great time for a student to work on his/her resume. Hopefully, the student is participating in several summer activities that are resume worthy. While the activities are fresh on the student’s mind, he/she should add the event to his/her resume, including details as necessary. A thoughtfully constructed, thorough resume will enhance the student’s admissions and scholarship applications.

If your student needs help constructing or updating his/her resume or setting benchmarks to ensure your student is participating in resume-worthy activities, this is where I can help! Email me at