What else do I need on my resume?

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  1. connermaddie

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    I have a 4.1 (almost 4.2) GPA. I am 4th in my class (top 95%). I have had straight A's (a few A+'s and A-'s) through high school so far. I am entering my junior year (have not taken the SAT/ACT yet). I am Operation's Officer for the NJROTC at my high school. I got female athlete of the year for my unit, highest GPA in my unit, the Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal, and many other awards this year for NJROTC. Last year I got Freshmen cadet of the year for NJROTC. I received 7th place for the Area 3 female push-ups (executing 56 push-ups). Through NJROTC, I am on the drill team, air rifle team, academic team, PT team, and Orienteering team. Almost every summer, I attend Kid's AT Camp( a National Guard Youth Camp). My mom and stepdad have both served time in the Army National Guard( my mom as a combat commander; my stepdad is still in; both majors). I have 69.5 community service hours. I have a letter in track and I run x-country. This next year I will join BPA (Business Professionals of America). This summer I am completing an internship in the Operation's department with the Army National Guard Med Branch. I have a part time job with Pre Cardinal Care. I might end up with another part time job tutoring. My question is, what else should I attain for my resume. I still have a year before I send in my application to the USMA. It is my ultimate goal to attend West Point. I have an indescribable passion for serving in the Army. Through NJROTC, I got to experience a lot of things. Things such as placing flags at the head stones of those who once served our country. That feeling is indescribable and unlike any other I have ever experienced. To think that some one would give their live to preserve this great nation and the lives and freedoms of those whom inhabit it. It is inspiring really. People ask me why I want to join the military. I describe to them the passion that I have as best as I can but it is impossible really. I want to serve my country. I want to be like my mother and step father who served time in the army. My mother who was once a combat commander in Iraq. I want to be the leader that I know The United States Military Academy can transform me into. I also feel that I could be an asset to the academy due to the level of experience that I have already acquired. My mother and my step father have served time in the Army and I have had the opportunity to experience promotions, road marches, and many other military events. I have been told by several people about the benefits that the military offers. Truth be told though, I don't care about that. I would join regardless of the benefits offered. I have a passion for joining the army and it is as simple as that. I am willing to die, to protect the ones I love, this country, and our freedoms. I love my country and the people who reside in it. Defending her means everything to me.


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  2. tug_boat

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    Way Ahead of the Game...

    This is how WP adds up a WCS. "Whole Candidate Score" This is part of the formula they use to grade a candidate who has opened a file.

    Academics (60%)
    Class rank (15 points)
    SAT score (35)
    High School Grades (10)
    Extra points for Valedictorian/National Honor Society/National Merit Scholar

    Leadership (30%)
    School Leadership – extra points for class or student body president
    Eagle Scout/Gold Star Girls Scout
    Boys and Girls State
    Athletic Participation – Team Captain Status
    Team sports

    Fitness CFA (10%)

    Being a recruited athlete /Under Represented Minority/Active Service can fall in to different category pertaining to WP Class compositions.

    The standardized testing is a huge part of WCS and it is important to do your very very best and take the tests multiply times. My DS has taken ACT/SAT 8 times.

    This is how WP breaks it down.

    WP thinks your high school rank is more important than your GPA. However, to have a high rank (top 15%) you need a great GPA.

    Also to improve your WCS, get those SAT/ACT scores as high as you can.

    Again, resist comparing yourself to others. What is more important is ask yourself, "Have I Done My Very Best, How Can I Improve?"


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  3. tug_boat

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    After your Junior Year....

    Plan on attending Boys/Girls State and SLE during your summer between Junior and Senior years. Get those ACT/SAT test scores as high as you can.



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  4. connermaddie

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    What is SLE?


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    Thank you


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