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stuff on resume

Postby dreamflower » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:36 pm

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby ggibelli » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:38 pm

dreamflower wrote:I was in a sorority in college and held a well respected position with philanthropy and thus did many philanthropic things as a result. I was also on greek judicial board and received a sorority award. I think sororities are pretty lame, but should I include this on my resume or does it look silly? I graduated in 2010 so I have been out for a year and half with work experience.


i have my fraternity stuff on my resume under extracurriculars with brief description of officers and duties fulfilled. i dont think it could hurt

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby IAFG » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:40 pm

I was really hoping this would be about working for the Greek treasury and potential embarrassment coming from that

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby theadvancededit » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:05 am

ggibelli wrote:
dreamflower wrote:I was in a sorority in college and held a well respected position with philanthropy and thus did many philanthropic things as a result. I was also on greek judicial board and received a sorority award. I think sororities are pretty lame, but should I include this on my resume or does it look silly? I graduated in 2010 so I have been out for a year and half with work experience.


i have my fraternity stuff on my resume under extracurriculars with brief description of officers and duties fulfilled. i dont think it could hurt


I would list these as a brief, bulleted list. Your positions should be listed under E/Cs and, if you have other awards, list those including your sorority one separately.

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:10 am

dreamflower wrote:I think sororities are pretty lame.


Says the girl with the sorority self-tar.

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby BiglawOrBust » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:50 pm

IAFG wrote:I was really hoping this would be about working for the Greek treasury and potential embarrassment coming from that


It would probably be most advantageous to repudiate all ties to Greece at present.

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby luxxe » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:18 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
dreamflower wrote:I think sororities are pretty lame.


Says the girl with the sorority self-tar.


Srsly.

And if you think they are lame, why did you participate in so much....? And spend the money on it? Either because you enjoyed it (which you apparently didn't) or to pad your resume. So....I guess that leaves you with one option.

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby dreamflower » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:28 pm

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby Justdoingmybest » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:40 pm

dreamflower wrote:
luxxe wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
dreamflower wrote:I think sororities are pretty lame.


Says the girl with the sorority self-tar.


Srsly.

And if you think they are lame, why did you participate in so much....? And spend the money on it? Either because you enjoyed it (which you apparently didn't) or to pad your resume. So....I guess that leaves you with one option.


When I was a college freshman/sophomore I did think it was great. But by senior year I was not into it anymore. But in general I do think Greek stuff is lame on a resume.



if you feel like what you contributed to your community as philanthropy chair is 'lame' don't put it on your resume.

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby moneybagsphd » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:41 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:if you feel like what you contributed to your community as philanthropy chair is 'lame' don't put it on your resume.


Bad advice. Just because you think it's "lame" doesn't make it so. If you were social chair, I would definitely say omit. Philanthropy chair = responsibilities plus benevolence. What this tells me is that you're organized, motivated, and you like to give back. Why would you choose not to include this? Sororities are lame, but your title isn't.

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby tennisballs » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:48 pm

Not lame position, include.

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby Justdoingmybest » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:49 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:if you feel like what you contributed to your community as philanthropy chair is 'lame' don't put it on your resume.


Bad advice. Just because you think it's "lame" doesn't make it so. If you were social chair, I would definitely say omit. Philanthropy chair = responsibilities plus benevolence. What this tells me is that you're organized, motivated, and you like to give back. Why would you choose not to include this? Sororities are lame, but your title isn't.



I didn't mean to give bad advice. What I meant was that if you cannot describe the position on your resume in such a way that it looks good, do not just throw it in. With the attitude you have right now, do not make the adcomms think that the position was 'lame' when you submit the resume. I hope this is clearer.

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby dood » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:56 pm

i left my fraternity of my resume...in fact i rarely tell anybody. but thats bc we got kicked off campus when i was VP for a halloween party where we accumulated $30K in tickets, were known hazing offenders, etc. i feel like if anybody googled my chapter there would be only negative things.

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Re: Greek stuff on resume

Postby moneybagsphd » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:59 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:if you feel like what you contributed to your community as philanthropy chair is 'lame' don't put it on your resume.


Bad advice. Just because you think it's "lame" doesn't make it so. If you were social chair, I would definitely say omit. Philanthropy chair = responsibilities plus benevolence. What this tells me is that you're organized, motivated, and you like to give back. Why would you choose not to include this? Sororities are lame, but your title isn't.



I didn't mean to give bad advice. What I meant was that if you cannot describe the position on your resume in such a way that it looks good, do not just throw it in. With the attitude you have right now, do not make the adcomms think that the position was 'lame' when you submit the resume. I hope this is clearer.

Good advice.




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