School Related Awards/Achievements

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  1. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Could anyone tell me if academic related awards, other than test scores, are something to put on a resume and/or application? Awards along the lines of top 3 in state and top 10 in country National Language Exams, and what about winning poetry contest in foreign language? I have a feeling poetry contest is worthless :)
     
  2. JohnUSAFA

    JohnUSAFA USAFA 2015 Appointee

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    It's not up to you to decide what's worthless, put whatever you can on the application. Worst case scenario is that the academy just doesn't count it, for all you know, whoever is reviewing your package will see the poetry contest and be impressed.
     
  3. USAFAHopefulMom

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    I agree--absolutely include your language exam results and the poetry contest results. I'm guessing not everyone will have that on their resumes and it will help you stand out, even if it doesn't give you a ton of points for your WCS. Maybe a foreign language poetry contest will encourage a MOC committee to interview you to find out more about that/how you got involved/etc. Who knows? Include it.
     
  4. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    OK, thanks for the answers.
     
  5. danglesnipe

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    anything to make you stand out from the crowd, do it, especially if it's something you're passionate about. The MOCs and selection comities love to see an individual who is passionate about something and shows motivation to get to the next step.
     

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