Won't Fit

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Won't Fit

Postby curly3426 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:29 pm

A lot of the primary applications ask for awards/extra-curricular activities - but don't provide enough room to write them all in

should I attach / what is customary

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:31 pm

Read their instructions and put it on your resume.

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:33 pm

Show off

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby curly3426 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:34 pm

haha no, I was in theatre, so I got a lot of awards through that

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby Jackie O » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:37 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:Show off

agreed
I mean, you don't want to force it and ruin a good thing - but if you put your mind to it I'm sure you can make it fit

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:37 pm

That's what she said.

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:39 pm

They make things that help make it an easier fit....



....oh....wait...

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby curly3426 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:41 pm

someone look at the Boston College application and tell me how anyone could fit both majors in

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:43 pm

curly3426 wrote:someone look at the Boston College application and tell me how anyone could fit both majors in


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=R%C3%A9sum%C3%A9

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby Jackie O » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:43 pm

curly3426 wrote:someone look at the Boston College application and tell me how anyone could fit both majors in

wait, you're talking about two majors here? this is out of my realm of expertise

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby curly3426 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:46 pm

i hate slash love all of these comments

so basically - these apps are, whatever you can get in and the rest will be on the resume

im a unique case because while in school i acted professionally... so I had 8 different jobs

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:47 pm

Start with any Nobels, then Pulitzers, then Presidential Medals of Freedom, next list military honrs such as the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, etc., move on to Emmys & Tonys, college honors & awards, high school distinctions, gold & silver stars from elementary school & finish with refrigerator art.

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:48 pm

curly3426 wrote:so basically - these apps are, whatever you can get in and the rest will be on the resume


Exactly. I also abbreviated some things on the app if it was a well known abbreviation.

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby curly3426 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:48 pm

i do have an emmy

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:50 pm

N.P.=Nobel Prize
P.= Pulitzer
PMF=Presidential Medal of Freedom
MoH=Medal of Honor
PH=Purple Hear

P.S. E.=Emmy
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Re: Won't Fit

Postby Tanicius » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:50 pm

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i hate slash love all of these comments

so basically - these apps are, whatever you can get in and the rest will be on the resume

im a unique case because while in school i acted professionally... so I had 8 different jobs
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Re: Won't Fit

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:51 pm

curly3426 wrote:im a unique case because while in school i acted professionally... so I had 8 different jobs


First off, you're not a unique case. I know plenty of people who had 8 different jobs over the span of their collegiate career.

Second, I can't think of a school I'm applying to that didn't ask you to attach a resume, so just put whatever doesn't fit in the application on the resume.

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby curly3426 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:51 pm

hahahahahahaha

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby plenipotentiary » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:52 pm

curly3426 wrote:i hate slash love all of these comments

so basically - these apps are, whatever you can get in and the rest will be on the resume

im a unique case because while in school i acted professionally... so I had 8 different jobs


If you had acted professionally, you wouldn't have done so much bouncing between jobs.

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby curly3426 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:53 pm

could someone look at the Boston College application at least and see how little space there is

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby paratactical » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:55 pm

curly3426 wrote:could someone look at the Boston College application at least and see how little space there is


I hear they don't take idiots too often. You'd better start thinking about Barry or Nova.

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby curly3426 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:56 pm

they took scott brown

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:57 pm

A more serious note, consider listing acting activities as one line.
"Acted in 18 plays & theatre productions 2007-2010."
"Won several awards for acting including an Emmy."

If you apply to Yale with a lengthy list of acting & production activities & awards, they may transfer your application to the MFA folks.
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Re: Won't Fit

Postby Jackie O » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:57 pm

curly3426 wrote:could someone look at the Boston College application at least and see how little space there is

only if you like slash love me for responding

as a seasoned applicant, I just listed my most impressive/recent activities, and listed everything else on my resume
here is also where I'll admit that BC waitlisted me

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Re: Won't Fit

Postby curly3426 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:58 pm

thank you.... how their app is set up you can fit one line, so maybe 12 words

it is odd




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