Overview: Developing an Academic Résumé
With the competition for being offered admission to college and qualifying for top scholarships, a one-page, high quality resumé can provide an important supplement to your college or scholarship application by providing a quick glimpse into your accomplishments in the areas of academics, community service, extracurricular activities, and leadership.
A typical academic résumé will provide a one-page listing of your academic record (i.e., GPA, coursework, SAT/ACT scores); extracurricular activities (i.e., work, clubs, organizations, sports, band, dance, art, summer programs, community service); leadership (i.e., officer in clubs, captains of teams, founder of an organization); and honors and awards.
While your résumé should list what you have done, it can also be used to set goals for the type of leadership roles, activity involvement, and awards that you would like to pursue during high school.
Develop an ‘Academic Résumé’ to highlight the academic achievements, activity involvement, job experiences, leadership, and community service for which you ‘plan’ to be recognize for by the time you apply to college as a high school senior.
Estimated time to complete: 2.5 hr.
- What were my accomplishments during middle school in the areas of academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and service?
- What are the opportunities at the high school that I will be attending through which I may set goals for developing a stellar list of accomplishments during my 3-year high school experience leading up to my senior year of high school in the areas of academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and service?