What to include on resume?

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What to include on resume?

Postby ip_law_app » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:59 pm

I'm trying to put together my resume for law school applications, and from what I'm reading, seems like I should be dropping a lot of the things (like skillets) that are included on professional resumes and adding back in other college activities. I have ~3 years engineering experience.

Which of the following should be included/dropped from law school app resumes...

undergrad scholarships?
summer work experience? (like cashiering, waitressing, etc... seems weird to include when I have more relevant full time experience)
study abroad experience?
personal interests?
student athlete & associated awards?


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Re: What to include on resume?

Postby HuskyHopeful » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:08 pm

Ugpa, contact info,relevant course work, two most recent jobs, community service, awards and recognitions, extracurricular activities. fit all on one page /thread

Fyi, avoid all pointless jobs and personal intrests.

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Re: What to include on resume?

Postby bp shinners » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:27 pm

HuskyHopeful wrote:relevant course work

Be careful with this, though; most course work in undergrad isn't really relevant. Don't force something if it's not there - if you have a cool thesis, put that on there. If you took a Con Law class, don't. If you took a Con Law class at a well-respected law school, do.

Fyi, avoid all pointless jobs and personal intrests.

If you only have 'pointless' jobs, put 1-2 of them on there.

If you're applying to a school that does interviews, definitely include personal interests.

Otherwise, good advice.

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