Resume- How does it look?

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  1. algeplayer24

    algeplayer24 Member

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    Here is my resume that I threw together to see what everyone though, and to see if there was anywhere that anyone though I would use improvement on. Thanks!!!


    Education
    August 2010-Present (Junior)
    4.357 GPA and ranked 19th out of 397 students in the 94.86th Percentile
    Many honors and AP classes
    Work Experience
    State of Colorado: Dianna Altermatt- Supervisor
    May 2011-December 2011 (End of Study)
     Worked as part of a study for the information on stores throughout the state of Colorado that would sell cigarettes to minors in effort to get a bill put into congress to require stores to need a license to sell tobacco products
    Department of the Interior at Denver Federal Center for Bureau of Land Management: Bill Jackson-Supervisor
    May 2012- Present
     Work in the 100K mapping division. My duties include annotation of maps, as well as adding roads, symbols, and topographic numbers to maps that are given out worldwide.
    Achievements
     Academic Letter every year in High School, and certificates of outstanding academics in Elementary and Middle School.
     Golf- Varsity letter for Boys Golf team, Voted most improved player in 2011 on boys golf team. 1st place in adult charity tournament at West Woods Golf Course, 2nd place in boys golf tournament at Indian Tree Golf Course, soon to be Assistant Coach on Girls Golf team.
     Was elected as 2nd Vice President at American Legion Post #161 in the 2011/2012 fiscal year, and 1st Vice President in the 2012/2013 fiscal year.
     Received the Student of the Month award through the Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club after being nominated by my high school counselor for having good grades and hundreds of volunteer hours.
     1st place in the State of Colorado for winning the castle ballistics competition at the state Colorado Technology Student Association convention in February 2012. Castle ballistics is a competition with a partner where a catapult-like contraption is built with woodworking and/or metalworking with the goal of having accuracy in hitting assigned targets.
     Many awards in debate ranging from Best Speaker to 2nd place in competition. I have accumulated a total of 398 National Forensics League (NFL) points. Points are earned by competing. In the event I competed in, Public Forum Debate, you would be awarded 6 points for a win, and 3 points for a loss, per round. In my other event, Student Congressional debate (Student Congress) you would give speeches on certain given topics and would be awarded 1-8 points based on the effectiveness and skill in your speech.
     Chosen to represent the boys golf team at school pep rallies for the past 2 years
    Activities
     Volunteer at American Legion Post #161 for 9 years and counting, and have accumulated hundreds of volunteer hours helping bus tables on Sunday mornings for breakfast for veterans of war, helping with children’s Easter and Christmas parties, golf tournaments, and taking positions in office for the Sons of the American Legion to be in charge of monthly membership reports. January 2003- Present
     At my high school, I am/have been part of the golf team, National Honor Society, Debate and Forensics, Student Council, Colorado Technology Student Association, and Track and Field.
     Civil Air Patrol starting on October 4th, 2012
    Skills
     Taken 3 years of Spanish Classes, one of which was an honors class
     Currently in Computer Programming at my school
     Public speaking skills: I have spoken at school pep rallies and in front of hundreds of people at a school debate fundraiser by debating in the auditorium, and 2 years of debate experience.
    Miscellaneous
     Put together a breakfast fundraiser to support the Pomona High School Golf Teams through the American Legion. This included finding staff to work the breakfast, purchasing the food, and managing the money. Through that fundraiser, we raised a total of $750 for the golf team.
     
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  2. Melitzank

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    This speaks volumes to me....I don`t know how many candidates have done something this unique. Working as part of that study: :thumb:

    And working in the 100K mapping division? That`s quite an accomplishment
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    This is also a very amazing thing not many have done. For 9 years? That`s better than most....better than almost everyone. Very amazing.



    Overall, of course, it looks excellent, and unless I overlooked something, I didn`t see one flaw. You have amazing other accomplishments, but to me, these two were two things that stand you apart from the other candidates. Pretty much everyone else has amazing grades, APs and honors, sports, etc. Which is great. But these things, I think, will help.

    Have you taken the SAT or ACT yet?

    Very good stats....personally, I think that you`ll get in...but it isn`t up to me, and you have to get a nomination too, of course. :thumb:
     
  3. algeplayer24

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    Thank You!!! Your feedback is greatly appreciated! :smile: I will be taking a PSAT on October 20th, and will take ACT and the SAT soon after to try and get the scores I need!
     
  4. Melitzank

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    Looks good! Really, I think you`ll have a great shot, maybe even LOA type of good shot...but that`s a kind of slanted view. But really, I think those things I mentioned really make you stand out.

    Aim for at least a 30 on the ACT and 2000 on the SAT...of course, better always works too!
     
  5. 2017KNR

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    Look in Summer Seminars for each of the academies. Naval Academy Summer Seminar if you are specifically targeting Annapolis.
     
  6. kinnem

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    I would say what you have shown looks pretty good and some of it even outstanding and unique. Four years of football vs four years of golf would have been better, but it is what it is and we're not all football players.

    Your leadership looks pretty good but you can improve it by landing President of "something". Pres of Student Council, Pres of your county High School Golf Association (if there is such a thing) or even Pres of Basket Weaving club.

    Ace the SAT and or ACT. Take each at least once, and then a few more times on whichever one works better for you. You don't list your honors and AP courses but which courses they were could become important. If you have AP Calc and AP Physics and/or Chemistry, that's awesome. Take the heaviest load of AP courses you can handle successfully and if you don't have the one's I mentioned try to get them in.

    I expect as a golfer you're probably tall, lean and generally fit. But this is different from the physical fitness test the Academy will have you do. FInd out the details of it and start practicing. If you can already Ace the CFA then keep up what you're doing.

    Good luck! You're wise to start thinking of this now. :thumb:
     
  7. sciswim

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    have you thought about how youll train for the cfa? as an athlete, i still struggled to get my scores to where i wanted them. your goal should be to beat the average in each category. also, look into boys state for this summer.
     
  8. usna1985

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    Since no one knows what the average now is (the 2009 numbers that may fly around are now quite outdated), you should strive for the max on each event.
     
  9. algeplayer24

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    This summer I will be doing Boys State, and I will begin training for the CFA here very soon.
     
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    Your GPA & class rank are great and if your ACT/SAT results reach a similar level you should be in good position. You don't list what AP courses you've taken; if they're not primarily math and science even that GPA won't help much. The rest of what you've posted looks very good...but it comprises something on the order of 10% of the package.

    Keep pushing.
     
  12. algeplayer24

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    This is my transcript of all the classes I have taken or am currently taking!
    Honors English 9 and 10, AP English 11
    Honors Earth Science and Honors Biology
    Algebra I, Geometry, Honors Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry (All 1 year ahead of expected of juniors)
    Spanish I, Spanish II, (Middle School No Honors Offered) and Spanish III Honors
    Semester each of beginner and intermediate Metal Shop, and one year of advanced (MIG, TIG, Arc, and Oxy Acetylene Welding, Lathe, etc.)
    Two years varsity Forensics and Debate
    Honors U.S. Government, AP Human Geography, and AP World History
    One semester of Guitar
    One year of Computer Programming
     

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