Updated: Sep 15, 2020
The pursuit of college involves your personal pursuit of your passion and interests.
Use the Resume Organizer to write down all awards won, extracurricular activities, jobs, displays of leadership, volunteer activities, summer programs, and internships.
Colleges do not ask for a resume, but they do ask that you list your accomplishments and show your passion outside of the classroom. Extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, volunteer activities, summer program, and summer internships, are all ways that students display their passion to colleges. Your resume and passion are the 3rd most critical part of your college application behind your GPA and ACT/SAT scores.
Colleges want to admit students who are well-rounded and showing your passion in high school is the best way to show how well-rounded you can be. Don’t have a passion or know how to highlight the passion you have? There are undoubtedly interests that you have that can added to your resume and be displays of a passion. Are you into photography, coding, debate, or robotics? How about law, politics, community service, or business? There are extracurricular activities, summer programs, and internships out there that cater to your interest. Take some time to find them and start participating!