Resumes-SS

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  1. JT20

    JT20 Member

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    I have searched almost every single thread and have not came across one that was only full of candidates resumes. It would be awesome if admitted candidates and juniors that have been accepted to the USAFA Summer Seminar this year were to post thier achievements; then people (like myself) can compare and see if they are on track. :smile:
     
  2. BlueDevil34

    BlueDevil34 New Member

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    have you still heard nothing?
     
  3. JT20

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    Nope I sure haven't.
     
  4. BlueDevil34

    BlueDevil34 New Member

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    Well that Makes Two of Us
     
  5. Branno the Bronze

    Branno the Bronze USNA 2016

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    Keep in mind that for summer seminar, your grades and stats aren't everything, and even having good grades and test scores isn't enough to guarantee you a slot. My ALO told me that one thing USAFA does with summer seminar is they try to spread it out geographically, so that they don't have a bunch of kids from one area of the country and none from another. So if you come from a more densely populated part of the country, that will be a factor and may make it more difficult to be accepted, even if you have pretty good stats. I had a 236 on the PSAT and a 3.9 unweighted GPA and still didn't get accepted, so nothing is a guarantee. I'm from a pretty densely populated area of Texas, so that was likely a factor.

    Also, that the earlier you can get your application submitted, the better off you'll be. I submitted mine December 20, and while that was by no means pushing the deadline, if I had submitted it earlier then I may have gotten a slot.

    I will say, however, that West Point and USNA seem to operate differently, as I was accepted to both of their seminars. But my main point is that just having the stats isn't enough, so if your grades match up with what you see other people posting, don't get complacent, and if they don't, then don't despair. It's hard (if not impossible) to know what the people making the SS acceptance decisions are thinking.
     
  6. armystrong2015

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    I was at an admissions briefing at the USNA back in the summer of 2010. the USNA summer seminar is based on geography, and that's it is just used as a recruiting tool. A candidate from Maryland with better stats than a candidate from California probably won't get accepted- while the CA one will.
     
  7. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    Here is the rough draft of the resume that I submitted. To validate what was said above, you should read every resume with a grain of salt (more like a heaping tablespoon) because admissions is unpredictable...most of this process (for summer seminar) is about the even distribution,or statistics I believe. When I was waiting I wish I could have compared myself as well though,so here you go. good luck! :smile:
    1) Academic Achievements
    - Current 3.5 gpa,4.45 Weighted (Semester 1,junior year)
    -Enrollment in 4 AP/IB courses Junior year
    -Enrollment in 3 Honors courses Sophomore year
    -Enrollment in 4 honors classes Freshman year
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    2) Athletic Achievements
    - Participated in club softball for 9 years
    - Team captain, All Star team 2008
    - Selected for All Star competitive team 2005-2008
    - Coach, little league baseball team 2010-2011



    3) Civic Involvements
    - Girl scout Gold Award,Silver Award, Bronze Award
    - 5 Community service pins (25 hours of community service each)
    - Volunteer Boy Scout day camp instructor 5 consecutive summers
    - Participation in Scouting, 12 years
    - Volunteer Cabin leader for Outdoor Science Camp 2010


    4) Work/Job Experience
    - Part time (5 monthes)July through present
    - Average 20 hours per week
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    5) Leadership Positions
    -Student Camp Administrator, Girl Scout Core Camp (competition) 2009. 620 girls,30 Adults. Planned daily activities, judged competitions, and led teams of senior girl scout cabin leaders.
    - Cabin leader for Science School, led a group of 12 girls aged 10years,teaching outdoor survival skills, first aid , and the basics of trail hiking safely.
    - Administrator for Boy Scout day camp 5 consecutive years. Teaching boys aged 5 to 11, in groups of 25 to 100 how to safely operate an airsoft gun and bow, play a variety of sports usch as tennis,soccer, football, baseball, and basketball. Given administrative tasks such as, medical paperwork, assisting the camp director, and preforming first aid skills.

    6) Other Noteworthy Achievements(s)/Experience (e.g., speak fluent Chinese, lived overseas, Private Pilots License, parent(s), relative serviced in military, have sibling at another at AFA or other Academy, etc.)
    - Father is currently a Chief Master Sergeant(E9) in the Air Force OSI
    - Mother served in the Army Military Police
    - Sister, officer( Second Lieutenant) in the Army
    - Music student for 9 years, pianist, trumpeter, and flutist.
    - usical composition awards for the piano
    - Participation in marching band (with letter) 2 consecutive years, assistant section leader for tumpets
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  8. JT20

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    All of you that had posted up above ^^^pointed out aspects of the application process that I never taken into consideration. Additionally, the distribution of candidates to the USAFA SS will come into play because I live in Colorado; although, it may help with getting into the USMA and USNA summer programs.


    Stephanie- Everything on your resume seems to be great, but I can't help to notice that there are no test scores. If you have taken the ACT, SAT, Plan, or PSAT will you please post your scores? Thank you! :smile:
     
  9. 2012Cadet

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    This is my current resume (I was accepted to AFASS)-current junior:

    Academics
    -GPA: 3.8 unweighted
    -Class Rank: 41/658
    -Core Classes: 3 gifted/honors, 1 AP freshman year; 3 gifted, 1 AP sophomore year; 4 APs junior year
    -Electives: MCJROTC, Spanish 1 and Honors Spanish 2, PE and Health
    -Academic Letter/Pin 2 years in a row
    -Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Ribbon

    Test Scores
    -ACT: 30 (English-30, Math-28, Reading-30, SR-30, Eng/Writing-28)
    -PSAT: Reading-69, Math-65, Writing-70

    Athletics
    -Varsity letter and Scholar Athlete Award in Lacrosse,
    -played Varsity, JV, and 9th grade football,
    -9th grade track,
    -Orienteering Team,
    -JV Team Captain for Lacrosse

    Volunteering
    -Member in good standing of National Society of High School Scholars, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, all requiring service hours; MCJROTC also requiring service hours (approx. 100 hours total),
    -fundraising for sports and MCJROTC (approx. 15 hours total)

    Work
    -Group Leader/Counselor/Setup for kids for Camp Rally over summer -1 week

    Leadership
    -Vice Pres of Venture Crew
    -Platoon Commander, MCJROTC
    -Staff Leader, MCJROTC Leadership Camp
    -Past Platoon Sergeant, MCJROTC
    -Wellness Officer, Hunting Club

    Other
    -Father served in the Navy and Grandfather served in the Army
    -Earned ribbons for Civic Service, Naval Honors School, and Distinguished Conduct in MCJROTC
    -completed local Defensive Driving Course
    -attended Lilburn Youth Public Services Academy and received Certificate of Achievement
     
  10. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    sorry. :) my scores are as follows:
    SAT:
    CR 580
    Writing 580
    Math 530

    ACT
    Reading 27
    science 24
    math 24
    english 24
    -from what i can rembember.

    The scores i was accepted under were much lower then what i have now.

    also, my ALO called for an interview, saying he put me down with a "very strong recommendation"
     
  11. FortX

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    ALO's do this? And can they give you favorable recommendations for the actual application to the Academy?
     

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