By VALERIE PIERCE and CHERYL RILLY
There’s only a small space to”‘tell something significant about yourself” on most college applications. Resumes are a great way to ‘sneak in’ a little more, according to one high school counselor. It’s good marketing.
Create a resume that highlights your strengths and interests via your activities in and out of school. Use active verbs to describe your involvement — such as “organized,” “assisted,” “completed,” “created,” “led” — but don’t exaggerate the facts. No one expects grandiose achievements from a kid in high school. They’re looking for solid character.
Give a copy of the resume to your high-school guidance counselor for his or her review, and also in case he or she is contacted by a college admissions person who wants additional information about you. Also provide copies to any teachers who are writing letters of recommendation.
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