Students should begin developing a resume during the 10th grade year in order to begin capturing their experiences:

  • academic coursework

  • awards and achievements

  • volunteer work

  • extracurricular activities e.g. clubs, sports, etc.

  • job-related skills and experiences

The goal is to demonstrate to the college that the applicant is capable of academic success; therefore, the bulk of the resume should describe academic achievements and school-related activities.