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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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 43 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Note-taking tool(s) such as Microsoft Word, TextEdit, NotePad, and/or Pen & Paper

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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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Section 1: Introduction How to Build an Extraordinary Extracurricular Resume
Importance of a Résumé in the College Application Process
Importance of Getting Expert Advice
Section 1 Quiz
2 questions
Section 2: It’s All About Perspective
How Most Students Approach Extracurricular Sections of College Applications
How Top Students Must Approach Extracurricular Sections of College Applications
Depth over Breadth, Quality over Quantity, and Specificity is Next to Godliness
Section 2 Quiz
6 questions
Section 3: Down and Dirty Details
Resume Entry Template for Any and All College Applications
Resume Entry Template in Action
Section 3 Quiz
2 questions
Section 4: Resume Entry Editing and Organization
First Draft Resume
Resume Drafting
Resume Good to Great
Resume Great to Extraordinary
Section 4 Quiz
8 questions
Section 5: Oh The Places Your Resume Will Go!
Uses: Fitting it into your Apps Where Possible
Uses: Give it to your Teacher and Counselor Recommenders
Uses: Bring two copies with you to your Alumni/on-Campus Interviews
Uses: Send it to potential employers
Reminder: Order of Operations: Don’t Start Essay Until You finish Resume
Summary of How Resume Should Empower you and your App
Section 5 Quiz
4 questions

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Instructor Biography

Craig Meister, 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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