Attaching a resume....

<p>I was under the impression that attaching a resume or activity sheet was considered a bit presumptuous, or at least unnecessary - after all, admissions officers have said they only spend an average of fifteen minutes on each application. However, I've seen a lot of posts about resumes (sorry, I don't know how to add accent marks), and activity sheets on here lately.</p>

<p>I have some activities that aren't easily explained in one line, but I don't know if that warrants making a resume, since the latter doesn't typically elaborate on one's achievements or activities anyway....</p>

<p>What do you guys think? Has it become customary for applicants to attach a resume or activity sheet?</p>

<p>Don't you think it is a good idea to put all the chances that you can have in your application? If you have a chance to put a resume in your application, do it. Just don't do it too long, they must understand what you are talking about very quickly so don't make it too long or difficult to read.</p>

<p>Tim</p>

<p>Yes clandarkfire admissions officers usually frown upon attaching a resume, especially when it only reiterates your ECs or stuff that was already mentioned in the app. I do agree with Tim, but if your going to attach one make absolutely sure that its not something that you've already explained in the Common App.</p>

<p>Thank you JoJack, that is something that I forgot to mention !</p>

<p>Tim.</p>

<p>It's definitely not presumptuous if done well. It shouldn't just contain your ECs, and it shouldn't exceed one page (which will take the reader less than a minute to get the gist of if done properly).</p>

<p>If you've already discussed everything in your resume on the application, don't include it. However, most people have things that fit on their resume but that didn't fit (or weren't asked about) on the main portion of the application. A resume is an excellent way to add this information while demonstrating your ability to present information professionally and effectively.</p>

<p>You got only 20 minutes to shine all of your achievements, so make the most out of it!</p>

<p>I say as long as it is not super long and short but very informative I say go for it.</p>

<p>What about a resume for awards? I have dozens of latin awards that wont fit </p>

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<p>A proper resume isn't just for one thing. Awards are appropriate as a part of a resume.</p>

<p>A resume is not presumptuous. A sheet devoted entirely to a list of probably-meaningless awards is the epitome of presumptuous.</p>

<p>Then how should I present them?</p>

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