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Do I need a resume for college applications?

Getting into college is a lot like applying for jobs. Both provide only a quick view of you as an applicant, thus creating the need for the most professional first impression. A student resume can differ from a professional resume; it doesn’t necessarily list employment and work experience. However, it’s similar in that it’s an opportunity to aggregate all of the salient accomplishments from a student’s high school “career” (i.e., community service, clubs and academic honors, athletic experience, etc.) It’s a tool market yourself above and beyond your GPA, SAT’s and ACT’s. And it quickly highlights these accomplishments to the admissions board who review hundreds and thousands of college and university applicants.

Is your college application complete and professional? Does your social media presence represent you positviely?

If you're uncertain or answered no, TRC's college application consultation can help you determine what "i's" to dot and "t's" to cross. You only have one chance at submission, make it count.

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Did you know:

  • A resume is the quickest way to tell college admissions officers all they need to know about you. A standard college application doesn’t always give a student room to highlight all of his or her accomplishments and experience. A resume will help bridge that gap..
  • It helps you keep track of your accomplishments. When the time comes to fill out college forms, it’s easy to forget one or two things from the list. A resume will help remind you of every pertinent detail.
  • It can spark a college admission essay topic. Schools want to learn about an applicant through their essay. Reflecting on experiences from summer jobs, volunteer work, or school activities may lead to a unique essay topic that will make you stand out.
  • Activities and achievements can lead to scholarships. Scholarship committees look for participation in extracurricular activities, and some require that recipients must be involved in a particular activity. Identifying areas of interest will help you find the best scholarship opportunities.
  • An impressive resume can lead to summer internships, jobs, or study-abroad opportunities that will strengthen your college applications.