Summer Seminar Resume Review

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  1. m1ndfr34k117

    m1ndfr34k117 m1ndfr34k117 5-Year Member

    May 13, 2010
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    Here's the important points of the USAFA SS application below. Any help/criticism is good. :) I tried to clear up any past confusion and I've made some changes at the recommendation of a few people.

    Academic Performance

    GPA: 4.00
    Class Rank: 14
    Class Size: 496

    Test Scores:
    PSAT Verbal/Critical Reading: 61
    PSAT Math: 62


    1) Is your uncorrected vision 20/50 or better? Yes
    2) Have you ever participated in high school extracurricular activities such as sports, bands or clubs? Yes
    3) Have you served as captain of an organized athletic team? No
    4) Have you served in a high school government position? No
    5) Have you actively participated in community organizations such as church, Scouts, 4-H, CAP, etc.? Yes
    6) Have you received special recognition such as Eagle/Gold Award, Billy Mitchell Award, Boy's/Girl's State, etc.? Yes
    7) Have you worked during the school year? Yes

    1) Academic Achievements
    - 4.0 GPA (Unweighted)
    - National Honor Society Member (11 - Only available for
    juniors/seniors at my school's chapter)
    - AFJROTC Academic Team Captain
    - Greater-Clark Co. Schools' Distinguished Academic Achievement Award
    - Taken 12 AP/honors courses and followed the suggested courses
    listed on the USAF Academy's website.

    2) Athletic Achievements
    - Varsity football player (9,10,11)
    - Hoosier Hills Conference Champs (JV - 10 and 11)
    - Undefeated Season (JV- 10)
    - Starting linebacker (Freshman team - 9; JV team - 10 and 11)
    (All players are considered varsity players despite what team they
    primarily play on due to the fact that all players are expected to
    practice with the varsity team and participate/play in all varsity
    events and games.)
    - Scholar-Athlete Award recipient (9, 10, 11)

    3) Civic Involvements
    - March of Dimes station aid (10 and 11)
    - Collected food for low-income families for Thanksgiving (11)
    - Angel Tree aid (collected and wrapped presents for children of low
    income families) (9, 10, 11)
    - Tutored fellow students throughout the school year (9, 10, and 11)
    - Through community service and other civic involvements, I've
    developed an invaluable sense, and practical definition, of
    teamwork as well as numerous leadership skills. I've also found out
    what it is like to give back to the community and help others who
    are less fortunate.

    4) Work/Job Experience
    - Little Caesar's Pizza employee
    - Works ~20 hours throughout the week
    - Responsible for general duties (i.e. making, baking, cutting, and
    preparing pizzas, cleaning, doing dishes, customer service, etc.)

    5) Leadership Positions
    - AFJROTC Deputy Corps Commander (Responsible for managing extra-
    curricular teams and events, in-school details, leading the corps
    staff along the corps commander and instructors, and coordinating
    with other flight commanders for effective corps operation.)
    - AFJROTC Unarmed Drill Team Commander (Responsible for scheduling,
    leading, and conducting practices for ~12 drill team members
    throughout the year and leading the team during competitions.)
    (9, 10, 11)
    - AFJROTC Competition Color Guard Commander (Responsible for
    selecting, training, and equipping color guard members as well
    as leading practices throughout the year and leading the color
    guard at competition.)(9, 10, 11)
    - AFJROTC Inspection Team Commander (Responsible for organizing
    inspection team members, making sure that all members know
    required information such as the chain of command, Air Force
    history and rank structure, etc. and assisting in uniform
    adjustment and maintenance throughout competition.)(9 and 11)
    - In 2010, I led a group of AFJROTC cadets to raise money for a
    graduate of our JROTC corps who lost his leg helping a stranded
    driver; we successfully raised over $1,000 for him.

    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.)
    - AFJROTC Staff member (Similar to a student government for a JROTC
    corps) (10 and 11)
    - Chamber Choir member (We received a Gold w/ Distinction at State
    Competition in 2011) (10 and 11)
    - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Celebrate Freedom Foundation
    JROTC Achievement Award recipient
    - Model UN member/participant
    - Two of my uncles have served in the military; one is an Army Ranger
    and Lieutenant Colonel and the other was an Army National
    Guard combat medic who was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. My
    grandfather served in the Marines and both my aunt and father
    served in the Air Force as well.
  2. AFAcandidate

    AFAcandidate 5-Year Member

    Dec 22, 2011
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    I think your resume is very outstanding and you should have no problem getting in.

    When I attended summer seminar all JROTC kids that went were either the deputy core commander or the core commander of the unit. :shake:

    I think its funny because I was a regular Cadet Tech sgt. :thumb:
  3. m1ndfr34k117

    m1ndfr34k117 m1ndfr34k117 5-Year Member

    May 13, 2010
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    Thanks for the reply! :D
    I'm glad to hear that I stand a descent chance. I haven't heard back yet and most people that I talk to have already been granted acceptance. I think I'm just second-guessing myself too much because I'm behind the power curve in regards to them ;) But I appreciate the feedback! :biggrin:

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