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I have been planning on attaching one, but I've recently heard from a couple of people that it might be a bad idea. What do you think? The common app only allows you to list 7 activities and there is VERY little space to elaborate. I feel that my typed up resume is much more impressive.
If I do attach a resume, I know I still need to fill out the section on the common app. Should I fill all 7 spaces with activities, or just list maybe 3 or something. Should I list the activities I state on the common app on my resume again, if I need to elaborate?
Also, there isn't much room in the work space place. I have worked some jobs on and off. For example, last summer I worked May-June at one place... took the month of July off from that job to have a temporary job at a place where I interned... and resumed at the job I started in May in August until the place shut down for the summer in September... (I know, confusing)
So, on a resume I would just put something like
JOB ONE 5/09-6/09, 8/09-9/09
JOB TWO 7/09
I can't do that on the common app. It's such a frustrating document, ha. Also, there are many activities where the hrs/week is not constant. I have some activities where I might do 20 hours a week and then 1 hour a week for a month, and then do two 10 hour days one weekend... the common app doesn't allow me to express this well.