College Application Resume Template

Putting together a resume is a somewhat daunting task, and yet there is no way to avoid making one. Where do you start? How do you organize it? There are a lot of sections involved in making a good, complete resume.

But don’t fret! I’m here to show you how I organized my own resume; hopefully my college application resume template will give you an idea of how to get started.

The first thing you’ll need to do is let the college or university who you are and how they can contact you. My heading is my full name along with my address, phone number, and email address.

Make sure you use your university email or another professional one. We don’t want any “coolrockerchick009@hotmail.com” emails being used for a college application resume.

The next information you should display is where you’ve gotten your education. I put my high school as well as the University I took classes at during my senior year. This will give them a basis of where you’ve come from and if you do have college class experience already.

The next section would be any of your work experience. Having this on your resume can show that you took the initiative in high school to not only take on school but also a part-time job. Colleges like to see that you can be a good student while also contributing to your community. Make sure you show all positions you’ve had and how long you kept them for.

Extracurricular activities are one of the big aspects of a college application resume. Yes, being a good student is very important but as you probably know, colleges are very interested in all of the other things you were involved with. This would include all of your sports, clubs, and other organizations that you participated in.

Here is the part where you get to brag about all of the awesome things you’ve done over the four years in high school! This can be a range of things. Did you win a chess tournament? Did you get a certificate for most helpful student? If you are proud of it and want to show that off to colleges, put it in this section of your college application resume.

Next is where you can put any sort of organizations that you were involved with. This goes along with extracurriculars, but it is best if you break it up into specific groups that you’ve been in. Make sure you’re always putting when you were involved with the groups. This helps them know whether or not you stuck with something and did it for multiple years.

 I think this is the other most important category right next to extracurricular activities. Volunteering is huge when colleges look at who you are as a future student. So in order to have an awesome volunteering section on your college application resume, you have to go out and make the effort.

It’s never too late to start. Try your own local food bank; they usually need some extra helping hands around the facility.

  •  Just a quick tip: try to stay away from acronyms. Sometimes you’ll want to assume someone will know what it stands for but just to relieve any possible confusion, put the full name.

There are plenty of actual college application resume templates you can download either already on Word or on the Internet. It’s a very simple process once you have gathered all of the information of your past four years of high school.

Have a parent or someone close to you help you go through each year, figuring out what you want to include on your college application resume. Keep it simple and don’t overwhelm them with too much information. There is a difference between being thorough and being excessive.

Good luck and happy resume making!

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Abby Thomas

Abby Thomas

Abby Thomas is a freshman at University of Iowa studying Journalism and Nonfiction Creative Writing. She plans to one day be able to get paid to travel around the world writing about her adventures. The day you can find her travel book on the shelves of bookstores will be the day she has finally reached her life goal. When she is not pursuing her dreams of travel writing, she is either at the University's radio station or on her computer wasting time on Tumblr and Netflix.