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Build an Extraordinary Extracurricular Résumé

College Application Expertise: SHOW and TELL who you really are and what you are most likely to contribute to campus.
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Created by Craig Meister
Last updated 7/2015
English
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  • Certificate of Completion
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Description
Whether you are an athlete, artist, actor, or all of the above, you need to put together an extracurricular résumé for your college application that will highlight all of your accomplishments if you are to have the best shot of earning admission to all the colleges and universities on your list. Craig Meister, college admissions expert and president of Admissions Intel, will help you determine the right words and develop the best layout in order to differentiate your extracurricular résumé from the competition. Remember, it’s no longer about simply being a college applicant worthy of admission; it’s also about communicating that you are a college applicant worthy of admission. A remarkable résumé helps you do just that! This short course is perfect for high school students of all ages and their parents because it efficiently and effectively educates individuals enrolled about how those in the know create college application résumés that earn students admission to the top colleges and universities in America. It is never too early to start your extracurricular résumé and as long as you have yet to submit your college application it is still not too late to apply the tips from this course to improve your chances of acceptance at the colleges and universities on your list. In addition to the course lecture, students gain access to the famed extracurricular résumé entry template that Craig Meister created a decade ago and which has served over 1,000 top college-bound students so well ever since. Students also gain access to a list of power verbs that will immediately energize their résumés and increase their chances of college admission. What are you waiting for? Don't delay in differentiating your extracurricular résumé from your competition. Sign up for this invaluable course today.
Who is the target audience?
  • This résumé-writing course is meant for high school students looking for a decisive edge in the increasingly competitive college admissions process
  • Current and rising high school seniors about to start or complete their college applications
  • This course is not for early- or mid-career professionals; the résumé advice in this course is specifically tailored to college applicants
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What Will I Learn?
Create personalized and specific extracurricular résumés that will impress college admissions officers
Differentiate your college applications by learning how to and where to include details about your extracurricular activities
Brand yourself in ways that will make your college applications stand out from the pack
Leverage your résumés in various ways throughout the college admissions process; these résumés are not just for copying and pasting or uploading to the Common Application and other institutional applications
Clarify what separates an extraordinary résumé from a clichéd résumé
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Requirements
  • Note-taking tool(s) such as Microsoft Word, TextEdit, NotePad, and/or Pen & Paper
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 43:05
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Introduction How to Build an Extraordinary Extracurricular Resume
2 Lectures 03:45
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It’s All About Perspective
3 Lectures 04:09


Depth over Breadth, Quality over Quantity, and Specificity is Next to Godliness
01:18

Section 2 Quiz
6 questions
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Down and Dirty Details
2 Lectures 03:54
Resume Entry Template for Any and All College Applications
01:56


Section 3 Quiz
2 questions
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Resume Entry Editing and Organization
4 Lectures 12:53
First Draft Resume
05:04

Resume Drafting
03:57

Resume Good to Great
01:18

Resume Great to Extraordinary
02:34

Section 4 Quiz
8 questions
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Oh The Places Your Resume Will Go!
6 Lectures 18:24
Uses: Fitting it into your Apps Where Possible
12:15

Uses: Give it to your Teacher and Counselor Recommenders
01:41

Uses: Bring two copies with you to your Alumni/on-Campus Interviews
01:00

Uses: Send it to potential employers
00:18



Section 5 Quiz
4 questions
About the Instructor
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College Admissions & Application Expert

A magna cum laude graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, Craig Meister earned his Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA and worked in both Penn's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Office of International Programs before relocating to New York City to work as a communications consultant. In New York, Craig developed innovative business and communication strategies for some of the world's most successful corporations.

When working with students and their families, Craig employs the skills he learned on Wall Street and combines them with the extensive editing, interviewing, and writing know-how he gathered from his time as a speechwriter for the U.S. Department of State and a journalist. Craig has also served in the roles of undergraduate admissions officer for a public university and director of college guidance for an independent high school, experiences that allow him to be the strongest possible advocate for students and parents navigating the college admissions process.

Seeking to combine his communication and consulting skills with his passion for college admissions, Craig founded a one-man college consulting practice in 2006. Over the next nine years this small operation grew leaps and bounds: it started with just one Baltimore-based client in March of 2006; yet, by 2014 it served its 1,000th client, located, in of all places, Alexandria, Egypt. In 2015 Craig's college admissions consultancy, which by this time had offices in the North America and Europe, became Admissions Intel, the authoritative online source for college admissions guidance. Today, Admissions Intel services are available around the world via video conference and in-person at offices in the United States, Brazil, and Greece.

In addition to leading Admissions Intel, Craig provides Admissions Intel clients with the full package: an honest appraisal of college prospects, the latest research and statistics, a strategic mindset, and determined implementation. Speaking regularly to the media and at companies, schools, community centers, and houses of worship, Craig is entertaining, informative, and an authority at shedding light on the often intimidating and confusing, yet vitally important world of college admissions.

When not entrenched in the realm of finding the right fit and getting in, Craig enjoys travel, discussing international affairs and European history, and spending time with his family.

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