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Resume Tips for College Students and Recent Graduates

By IvyWise on Wed, May 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Use Downtime This Summer to Revamp Your Resume

In addition to pursuing activities that interest you and catching up on some reading lists, the summer can be an excellent time to revamp your resume. A solid resume can help students land internships and future jobs and also serve as a useful resource when reviewing what kinds of learning and professional opportunities you wish to pursue next.

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Help Your Scholarship Application Stand Out with These 5 Tips

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Write a One-of-a-Kind Scholarship Essay with These Pointers

Scholarships can be a great way to cut college costs while also adding to a student’s resume. There are thousands of scholarship options out there, but nearly all of them require some sort of written statement or essay.

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Update Your Resume for the New Year by Taking Off These 4 Things

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s What to Leave Off Your Resume As You Update It for 2019

Whether you are working on a scholarship application, asking for a letter of recommendation from a teacher, or applying for a job, a resume is a valuable tool to compile all of your achievements on one page. However, it’s important to keep in mind that when it comes to resume writing, longer doesn’t necessary equal better.

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Tips For Creating College Application Resume

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @ 01:33 PM

Students Should Begin Keeping A Resume In 9th Grade, Summer Is A Good Time To Start

Resumes are a mystery to many people, even adults who have been keeping one for years. For high school students, however, the concept of a resume is even more confusing when putting it into the context of college applications.  

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The Value of Community Service in Your College Application

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Giving Back is Just as Important as Getting In

When discussing the different elements of a college application, we often bring up the significance of the “brag sheet.” At IvyWise, we can’t stress enough how important a complete and comprehensive brag sheet is to the admissions process. Your brag sheet lists all of your extracurriculars, employment, summer experiences, honors, awards, interests, hobbies, and, very notably, community service.

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College Application Resume and Activity List

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Jun 05, 2012 @ 01:35 PM

Creating and Updating Your Activity List/Resume

When it comes to your college applications, you will likely need to submit a resume or activity list. Colleges are not admitting facts and figures, they want living, breathing human beings with likes and dislikes, passions and aversions. What Dr. Kat calls your "soft factors," your essays, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular involvement, will tell an admissions committee what kind of person you are. From the quality and duration of your participation in certain activities, a college admissions officer will gain a more in-depth understanding of your personality and character.

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