What will students do this summer to enhance their resumes? What will students do to learn and grow, to make some money, to have some fun?
Our own children have done everything from being Junior Sailing Program instructors to taking a school trip to Russia (and everything in between). There are so many activities to get involved in, and it is the “doing” and the subsequent description of what you’ve learned from those activities that colleges are interested in.
So jump in and “do”!
Here are some of the interesting articles and posts we’ve found this week…
This Week’s College Admissions Highlights
“This YouTube Stunt Helped a Student Get Off Michigan’s Waitlist“, by Liz Dwyer on the GOOD blog, is an article (and YouTube video) we love! First off, I’d like to say that the days of sending a YouTube video to a college – and calling it a “stunt” are long over! Students have been taking advantage of several technologies to assist them in getting into great colleges…oh, wait, I think this might be a good time for a commercial interruption!
If you are plugged-in, daring, inventive and want an edge by using social media in the college admissions process, check out bragTAG’s High School Resume on Facebook!
‘“If you could go back, what would you do differently in high school?” – College Interview Tips’, by Allen Grove for About.com, contains links to several college interview questions and helpful advice for appropriate and unique answers to those questions. If you and your parents are visiting colleges this summer, you may be sat down for an interview. Don’t get caught unprepared!
“Write Your Resume Like a Reader“, by Adam Dachis for the LifeHacker blog, gives advice on writing a reader-focused resume. Although the article may be directed at those in the job market, the advice is great for high school student resumes as well. Remember your resume readers are admissions officers at specific colleges! Think your high school resume should be tailored for the individual college? Remember the reader!
“College Admissions: 7 Ways to Cut College Costs by Up to $120K“, by Cristiana Quinn for golocalworcester.com, contains good advice for families that are facing college bills over $200,000 at private colleges, and over $100,000 at many public college and universities. With these price tags, families may also get good advice from Independent Educational Consultants and Financial Advisers as well! Gather all the info possible, and it will help to make the best possible choice for your family!
So there you have it! This week’s roundup team is hitting the trail, wishing all our readers Happy Trails as well!