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resume mistake?

ownagingownsownagingowns Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
edited November 2012 in College Admissions
hi, i was just looking at my submitted resume, and i noticed that for my varsity sport, i put down 17 weeks because the example resume i saw said "sports season = 15 weeks", but our season usually goes longer than normal because of state matches so i added in another 2 weeks, when it should still be 15 weeks (now that i think actually think about how many weeks i did the sport). knowing the fact that i do around 15-20 hours per week, should i contact the college? or is it not that big of a deal and should just let it be to not draw attention to mistakes?

i was thinking that if i did leave it be, how believeable is it that i did 17 weeks of a sport during school (school year is like 40 weeks...)
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Replies to: resume mistake?

  • MD MomMD Mom Registered User Posts: 6,728 Senior Member
    Not that big of a deal. Stop worrying. ;)
  • ownagingownsownagingowns Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    are you sure? i know 2 weeks doesnt seem like a lot, but 2 weeks = at least 30 hours..
  • MD MomMD Mom Registered User Posts: 6,728 Senior Member
    I think that plenty of kids do sports all year around. I am in lacrosse country here. You may have weeks where you went to camps and you spent more time. I do not think it is an issue at all. Admissions people are taking a quicker look at your app than you think.
  • ownagingownsownagingowns Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    i know i might be overblowing this situation, but i dont want to present myself to adcoms that im a liar. what if they find out? i really dont want to be stressed about this, but 17 weeks seems like such a specific number, and that i put it there on purpose (which i did, but didn't actually think about it)
  • ownagingownsownagingowns Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    bump can anyone else who has had this kind of experience put some feedback?
  • barrk123barrk123 Registered User Posts: 3,461 Senior Member
    You are fine don't worry about it
  • ownagingownsownagingowns Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    sorry to sound repetitive, but does 17 weeks of a high school sport seem fishy? one of the months has 5weeks, so its basically 4 months. doesnt it seem weird that i would be doing a 15 hr activity for 4 months?
  • imwishing73imwishing73 Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    Like everybody said, it's really not a big deal at all. They just see a number. Don't sweat it!
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