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How can I show that I don't have enough time for extracurriculars because I work on my resume?

CoolmanIamCoolmanIam Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
I am taking 17 hours and work 20 hours a week. My only free time is on weekends and no clubs hold meetings then. How can I relay this on my resume? I don't want my freshman year to seem like I just didn't get invovled.

Replies to: How can I show that I don't have enough time for extracurriculars because I work on my resume?

  • turtlerockturtlerock Registered User Posts: 1,184 Senior Member
    You can reflect your level of course load and work hours on your resume. For example, just under or next to the position title for your job, you can put in:
    Part-time, 20+ hours per week
    or
    Part-time
    or
    20+ hours per week
    or some other variant to show the time commitment level for your current working situation.

    Also, for your course load, you may do something similar under your education section. Just underneath or next to your program of study (AA, BA/BS, etc and Major), you can put in:
    Currently enrolled in 17 semester units
    Be sure to also include your GPA to reflect the academic success you're having with that combination of work and course load.

    Hope this helps!
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 34,534 Senior Member
    They don't care if you are super involved. They care about your coursework, GPA, and work experience.
  • chriswchrisw Registered User Posts: 1,585 Senior Member
    Agree with @intparent - employers don't care about your extracurricular activities unless they are relevant to a future job position. In the working world, you don't get any points for being involved outside of work. If you need to work to support yourself, think about how the work you do can apply to the working world, and that will bolster your resume.
  • turtlerockturtlerock Registered User Posts: 1,184 Senior Member
    @intparent and @chrisw , while the OP could be asking this question in terms of employment, the OP did not actually specify that and technically a resume is submitted for multiple other things other than employment applications such as scholarships, various academic programs such as department-sponsored week-long seminars, etc. - all of which may or may not be looking or considering extracurricular involvement depending on the situation.
  • NoteworthyNoteworthy Registered User Posts: 245 Junior Member
    @turtlerock Never had a scholarship ask for my resume but chances are they are in the same boat as department-sponsored week-long seminars that will prioritize academic performance and work experience over any extra-curriculars. Anything that is going to require extracurriculars is going to disqualify OP from not having them. Usually most people recommend/ask for them, because they get tons of applications that have good gpa's and/or similar work experience, therefore you need something that makes you "unique".
  • asianeekamkeeasianeekamkee Registered User Posts: 331 Member
    Hey, I really highly suggest you go to a career counselor in your school to help you out with your resume. It benefited me a whole lot! Because of my resume and the help I got from my career counselor, I got my DREAM internship. ^_^

    Use this site :)

    resumecompanion.com...although I got it free because I got it from my school, i'm not sure if it will be free without it. /:

    Yah but with resumes, I highly suggest you reading these posts and take it with a grain of salt. Seeing a professional is always best.

    And..... what is this resume for? Are you applying to an internship with it? What are using it for?

    With internships, you only want to put things that are relevant to the internship. Don't put too much irrelevant information.

    Good luck!
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