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birdmann783
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SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby birdmann783 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:25 am

Put my high school on my resume for law school?

Let me give you some insight before you judge.

My h.s. has majors and I have extensive experience in civil engineering which would show depth in my application.
It is ranked as a top 100 school nationwide.
I won a scholarship during my time there and participated as an ACTIVE member in numerous clubs.

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance


Can you give a reason to your response as well?
Last edited by birdmann783 on Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:39 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby holydonkey » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:27 am

no

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby James Bond » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:30 am

holydonkey wrote:no


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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby TheBigMediocre » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:33 am

No.

Even if somebody wanted to, who has the room to put this information on their resume? You should be struggling to fit everything on one page as it is.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby merichard87 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:39 am

No. I went to an engineering high school as well but I barely have enough space for the things I did in college much less high school.

But I do have an extended resume which is like 3 pages where I put that stuff. However, I only give out the extended resume when its pertinent. I never just hand it out as my primary resume.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby Bosque » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:59 am

No.

If you were a civil engineer in college, why do you need to also point out you did it in high school? You already got a BS. If anything I could imagine this would hurt you, as the person reading your resume might think to themselves (however unfairly) that your GPA is not as indicative of your skills since you had already been doing the engineering stuff and thus had a leg up on the competition.

Did you major in a different type of engineering and so you want to show you have some experience with another branch? If so, still don't put it in there. Law schools don't care about the breadth of your engineering experience. It might be a curiosity, but it is really just going to clutter up your resume and push something important off the front page (since schooling usually goes first)

If you were not an engineer in college, still no. Law schools again are not going to care. And in case you are thinking your high school "major" is going to let you sit for the patent bar, you can stop right now. It wont.

Anyway, leave it off.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby nealric » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:18 am

The only reason to put HS is to show ties to a region- to show you are a local.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby CG614 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:22 am

YOU SHOULD TYPE YOUR RESUME IN ALL CAPS!!!

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby gdane » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:34 am

No. If you have a college degree you typically dont put your high school down for any job or on any resume.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby birdmann783 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:49 am

I havent graduated yet ...i will be a senior

and i have a double major in college which is different than the civil engineering

one question though, how should i deal with the scholarship that I won during that time. I feel that it is important to mention it.




btw lol at the all caps mf doom reference..

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby scribelaw » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:50 am

Don't mention your high school scholarship. It was high school. Move on.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby pinkzeppelin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:51 am

birdmann783 wrote:I havent graduated yet ...i will be a senior

and i have a double major in college which is different than the civil engineering

one question though, how should i deal with the scholarship that I won during that time. I feel that it is important to mention it.




btw lol at the all caps mf doom reference..


If you received a scholarship for college then it is probably best to list this as an achievement or honor.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:51 am

I would trash your resume if you put that you majored in civil engineering in high school.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby FreshPrince » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:56 am

birdmann783 wrote:Put my high school on my resume for law school?

Let me give you some insight before you judge.

My h.s. has majors and I have extensive experience in civil engineering which would show depth in my application.
It is ranked as a top 100 school nationwide.
I won a scholarship during my time there and participated as an ACTIVE member in numerous clubs.

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance


Can you give a reason to your response as well?


You know what really shows extensive experience in civil engineering? Real world experience in civil engineering (internships, full-time positions). Put that on your resume; not anything about high school.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby Jack Smirks » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:56 am

I'm going to have to disagree with most the posters ITT. I say add it, and if you have show choir and chess club, go ahead and add that too.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby Grizz » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:58 am

Only if you write your resume in all caps.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby traehekat » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:58 am

naterj wrote:I'm going to have to disagree with most the posters ITT. I say add it, and if you have show choir and chess club, go ahead and add that too.


Don't forget mathletes.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby birdmann783 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:58 am

FreshPrince wrote:
birdmann783 wrote:Put my high school on my resume for law school?

Let me give you some insight before you judge.

My h.s. has majors and I have extensive experience in civil engineering which would show depth in my application.
It is ranked as a top 100 school nationwide.
I won a scholarship during my time there and participated as an ACTIVE member in numerous clubs.

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance


Can you give a reason to your response as well?


You know what really shows extensive experience in civil engineering? Real world experience in civil engineering (internships, full-time positions). Put that on your resume; not anything about high school.



I had 2 internships but they were in high school. I just didn't write extensive for no reason

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby Bosque » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:59 am

birdmann783 wrote:I havent graduated yet ...i will be a senior

and i have a double major in college which is different than the civil engineering

one question though, how should i deal with the scholarship that I won during that time. I feel that it is important to mention it.




btw lol at the all caps mf doom reference..


Is this a scholarship for college? If so, then put it under the college section with the deans list, honor societies, and clubs.

If this was a scholarship FOR high school, don't include it.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby birdmann783 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:01 pm

Bosque wrote:
birdmann783 wrote:I havent graduated yet ...i will be a senior

and i have a double major in college which is different than the civil engineering

one question though, how should i deal with the scholarship that I won during that time. I feel that it is important to mention it.




btw lol at the all caps mf doom reference..


Is this a scholarship for college? If so, then put it under the college section with the deans list, honor societies, and clubs.

If this was a scholarship FOR high school, don't include it.


it wasnt a scholarship typically meant for high school. I just happened to win it while I was in high school.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby Bosque » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:01 pm

birdmann783 wrote:
FreshPrince wrote:
birdmann783 wrote:Put my high school on my resume for law school?

Let me give you some insight before you judge.

My h.s. has majors and I have extensive experience in civil engineering which would show depth in my application.
It is ranked as a top 100 school nationwide.
I won a scholarship during my time there and participated as an ACTIVE member in numerous clubs.

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance


Can you give a reason to your response as well?


You know what really shows extensive experience in civil engineering? Real world experience in civil engineering (internships, full-time positions). Put that on your resume; not anything about high school.



I had 2 internships but they were in high school. I just didn't write extensive for no reason


Not relevant.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby Bosque » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:03 pm

birdmann783 wrote:
Bosque wrote:
birdmann783 wrote:I havent graduated yet ...i will be a senior

and i have a double major in college which is different than the civil engineering

one question though, how should i deal with the scholarship that I won during that time. I feel that it is important to mention it.




btw lol at the all caps mf doom reference..


Is this a scholarship for college? If so, then put it under the college section with the deans list, honor societies, and clubs.

If this was a scholarship FOR high school, don't include it.


it wasnt a scholarship typically meant for high school. I just happened to win it while I was in high school.


Meh, ask someone who actually knows what your are talking about. We are just getting the shape of things, we don't know your situation exactly.

I would suggest not including it though.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:04 pm

While people are generally ranking/prestige whores, I can't imagine anyone you ever meet in your entire life from this point forward would care that you went to a "top 100" high school. The same goes for whatever passes for "extensive experience in civil engineering" at the high school level. Focus on what you've accomplished since graduating high school.

Edit.

Reason: it's high school.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby mah2012 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:06 pm

I was under the impression that it is essentially Resume 101 that as soon as you enter college you should never include anything from high school.

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Re: SHOULD I DO THIS

Postby FreshPrince » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:07 pm

birdmann783 wrote:
FreshPrince wrote:
birdmann783 wrote:Put my high school on my resume for law school?

Let me give you some insight before you judge.

My h.s. has majors and I have extensive experience in civil engineering which would show depth in my application.
It is ranked as a top 100 school nationwide.
I won a scholarship during my time there and participated as an ACTIVE member in numerous clubs.

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance


Can you give a reason to your response as well?


You know what really shows extensive experience in civil engineering? Real world experience in civil engineering (internships, full-time positions). Put that on your resume; not anything about high school.



I had 2 internships but they were in high school. I just didn't write extensive for no reason


What could you possibly have done at a high school level that made any contribution to the engineering society or that shaped your intellectual being to the point that it still has a profound effect on who you are 4 years later? Don't include it.




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