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Activities List / Resume

Activities List

  •         Lists should be no more than one page in most cases
  •         Items within a category may be listed chronologically or in order of importance
  •         Include the grade level or years in which you participated
  •         Avoid acronyms (if you cannot avoid them, explain the meaning)
****Remember that you want to show dedication and impact (both that you’ve already made in your school/community and that you will make in the college).  How much time did you devote to the activity? If you fundraised, how much money did you raise? If you were part of a club, did you recruit members? Did you mentor members? Don’t be humble here!


                                     Student Name

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Name the award and list year(s) received. Explain award if not nationally recognized.

National Honor Society: 11,12. Member.

Varsity Tennis: Most Improved Player: 11.

Athletic Director’s Award: 11. This award is given to the student athlete with the highest overall GPA.


List all activities in and out of school. Explain special contributions of duties, including offices held.

Varsity Tennis: 2ND Singles, 9,10, 11, 12. Captain, 12. Help run drills for younger players.

Purple for Life: 11,12. Treasurer, 11; President, 12. Member of club dedicated to pancreatic cancer research. Helped fundraise over $5000. Recruited 8 new members this year.

Jazz Ensemble: 9,10,11,12. Member. Play bass guitar. Participate in local competitions such as All County Stars and play in school musical productions.

Work / Summer Experiences

List any employers and hours of employment. List contributions.

Fresh Yogurt: Summer 2020, 2021. Worked at a local ice cream shop, helping customers and managing the register. Assisted with cleaning and maintaining the store. 20 hours/week.

Camp Sunshine: Summers 2019, 2020, 2021.  Camp counselor, led group of nine and ten year old girls. Helped with all activities, including art and athletics. 30 hours/week.