Summer Seminar Application - Resume Good Enough?

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  1. capchessguy

    capchessguy Member

    Jan 27, 2012
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    This is my resume for my summer seminar application. I am homeschooled and therefore don't have nearly as many opportunities as most applicants (sports, student government, etc). But does this look good enough to get in?

    PSAT Scores:
    Verbal/Reading - 60
    Math - 58

    SAT Scores:
    Verbal/Reading - 610
    Math - 520

    (I am aware that the SAT scores are pretty darn bad, but I took the test as a sophomore for a trial run. My real go at it will be tomorrow)

    1) Academic Achievements
    - 3.86 GPA (Unweighted)
    - Took dual credit course in Arabic at San Antonio College(Spring 2011). Continuing Arabic education privately with professor.
    - Took dual credit courses in Physics and College Algebra at St. Phillips College (Fall 2011).
    -Currently taking dual credit course in Pre-Calculus at St. Phillips College(Spring 2012).

    2) Athletic Achievements
    - Taekwondo Brown Belt
    - Placed 2nd in Sparring and 1st in forms at TFT Taekwondo Tournament, Winter 2010
    - Placed 2nd in Sparring at ASB Karate Tournament, Spring 2011
    - Placed 3rd in forms and 3rd in Sparring at TFT Taekwondo Tournament, Winter 2011

    3) Civic Involvements
    - Worked phone banks for Wilson County Republican Headquarters during Fall 2010 Campaign.
    - Member of the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen with 90 logged community service hours.
    - Acheived second-highest rank within Archonfraternity of St. Stephen achievable for my age.
    - Previous and current volunteer involvement with The Center of Refugee Services, San Antonio TX. Primarily working with children in aiding their social adjustments to living in the United States.

    4) Work/Job Experience
    - Self-employed landscaper and handyman.
    - Up to 24 hrs/wk.
    - Responsibilites: All forms of yardcare, loading/lifting, building/simple construction.

    5) Leadership Positions
    - Cadet Commander of the Randolph Composite Squadron, SWR-TX-142, Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
    - Lead Instructor, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, CTEP Leadership Schools TX Wing, CAP, Fall 2011
    - 68th Texas Cadet Training Squadron Commander, 2011 TX Wing Summer Encampment, CAP
    - Delta Flight Commander, 2010 TX Wing Winter Encampment, CAP
    - Invited and accepted to be an Advanced Training School Instructor, 2012 TX Wing Summer Encampment, CAP

    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.)
    - Civil Air Patrol Billy Mitchell Award #58160, September 15, 2009
    - Civil Air Patrol Amelia Earhart Award #15080, December 7th, 2010
    - Attended 2011 TX Wing Powered Flight Academy, CAP. Soloed in Cessna 172 after 8.5 hours of instruction.
    - Attended Cadet Officer School, CAP, Summer 2011
  2. Tiger28

    Tiger28 New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
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    I'm not an expert, but I myself have applied and attended SS. And in talking with others I would say you have a competitive resume. I would do my best to emphasize your Civil Air Patrol Awards, and are your jobs that you work as a handyman/landscaper for people other than your family (if so I would specify that somehow). My only large point of concern are your SAT scores (especially math), but I'm sure from your gpa you did better the second time around, make sure you get those scores in for consideration! Best of luck to you!
  3. Rojo17

    Rojo17 Member

    Jan 8, 2012
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    You look good so far, and I definitely think you'll get into SS. The only thing is to make sure you perform well in your Taekwondo because it seems to be your only sport. Another option is to perform well on the CFA to showcase your athletic abilities.
  4. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

    Nov 18, 2007
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    I don't want to sound negative, but I just want to point something out. Summer Seminar puts a lot more weight on academics (gpa and test scores) than the actually academy does when looking at applicants. What I am saying is, even if you don't get in to summer seminar, it is not an indicator of whether you will get in to USAFA

    -C1C Young (117 days!!)

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