In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I discuss the new-ish requirement of a high school resume for college admissions with Kathy Rose, Principle of College Catalyst.
The high school resume is relatively new as a requirement in the admissions process. One of the great advantages to it, though, is that it is something families can begin compiling it no matter what grade their student is in – even as early as freshman year.
The resume can (and should) be updated and revised often. By keeping a student’s application resume up-to-date throughout a student’s high school career, families can reduce their students’ stress levels when it comes time to apply to college.
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About Kathy Rose
Kathy Rose is the Principal of College Catalyst – a college admissions consultancy based in Houston, TX. Kathy has worked extensively with parents and students in the college admissions process since 2005.
Kathy holds her Bachelors of Science in Math and Spanish Education, as well as her Masters in Business Administration. She also received certification in College Admissions Counseling from UCLA and continues to participate in many enrichment courses and institutes that focus on college admissions.
In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast you will learn:
- how the high school resume is used in the college admission process
- what students should include on their resume
- why high school students should custom-tailor their resumes for different colleges
“A resume should be included with every college application, even if the college says it is optional.”
“You should start your resume in the 9th or 10th grade and just update it each year.”
“Colleges are looking for a commitment to a community service or activity. Depth is more important than breadth.”
LIGhtning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Find a college that matches your student.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: The Fiske Guide to Colleges*
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Parents should make sure that their student is not pressured. Take small steps all along the way.
Q4: What is your all-time favorite book?
A4: Duty by Robert Gates*
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