Academic honors, awards, etc: On Resume or Application?

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Academic honors, awards, etc: On Resume or Application?

Postby Incubateus » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:32 pm

So the question on most applications looks like this:

"5. List the academic honors, awards, or other recognitions you have received and explain the reason(s) upon which awards were made."

Some schools say fill in both (resume and application blank) and some say just one or the other. Most that I have run into (13/15), don't really provide any exact directions.

My Problem: my awards require a little bit of explanation. I have a few key community service awards that, I think, look better with an explanation (over 4000 hours, not a typo) -- something a resume isn't too apt for.

My question: since I am attaching a resume for my employment history and other things, should I
1. Be redundant and include the list on both (explanation on app, simply listed on resume)
2. Fill in only the app with an explanation, or
3. Only put it on the resume, with an explanation

I know I could call each school, but I'm trying to save a little bit of time and I'm also trying to finish things on a Sunday night.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Academic honors, awards, etc: On Resume or Application?

Postby Elston Gunn » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:44 pm

What would be the downside to option 1? Just do both. I really really doubt they'd be annoyed. If they want a resume, then make it the same resume you'd show to someone who might give you a job.

Whatever you do, this really isn't anything to worry about.

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