Purpose: Your resume is used like a business card in that it should set you apart. It summarizes things about you
that are important to colleges, and includes information usually not seen on college applications. Your resume
should not exceed two pages.
Instructions: Your resume should contain the heading and topics exactly as listed below. Ask your family and/or
relatives for help. It should be saved and updated frequently. Make multiple copies and use them for college
visits, applications, recommendations, interviews and scholarships.
Your Full Name
Complete Street Address
City, State Zip Code
Home Phone Number and E-Mail Address
School, Grade and Graduation Year:
Best ACT or SAT: Leave blank if not taken
Five Words That
Current Career Goal(s): Do not leave blank. You should list one or more. Either be specific
(examples: engineer, business owner, accountant, nurse, doctor, lawyer,
teacher, coach, counselor, researcher, mechanic, paralegal, firefighter,
etc..), or general (examples: math-related, english-related, biology-related,
history-related, spanish-related, music-related, art-related, sports-related,
health-related, computer-related, etc..).
Passion(s): Crucial category! List and describe 1-3 passions in detail (4-5 lines each).
● Colleges look for academic or any other school or nonschool activities,
interests, talents, skills, jobs or hobbies that demonstrate your long-term
commitment, steps to excellence, leadership, and making a difference.
Be sure to show how each of these four factors are helping to strengthen
each passion. Passions can be solitary or group based.
● Try to connect one of your passions with your Current Career Goal(s)
Other Strong Interest(s): List and briefly describe (1-2 lines each) your other strong interest(s).
In or Out of School: List and briefly describe your main leadership role(s). If none, do not list it
Volunteerism: List and briefly describe you main voluntary activity(s). If none, don’t list.
Summer Activities: For each summer, list the year, your most notable activity, and description.
Job(s): List and briefly describe your main job(s). If none, do not list topic.
Award(s): List and briefly describe your main award(s). If none, do not list topic.
Note: The most selective colleges look for state, regional and national awards.