Sample College Admissions Resume for a Student


123 Rogers Street—Bliss, North Carolina 54321


Brooke High School
678 Creek Lane
Bliss, NC 54321

Activities, Honors, Awards:

Harp County Volunteer of the Year Award: 2012
Completed the most volunteer hours in a class of 500 with 75 service hours
Editor-in-Chief of student newspaper Bliss Review: 2012
Managed a staff of 15, edited articles and designed layout on InDesign
Head Photographer of student yearbook Freeze: 2011-2012
National Honor Society: 2011-2012
1st place for photography in the Reeves Art Competition: 2011
French Club: 2009- 2012; President: 2011- 2012
Junior Varsity Volleyball: 2009; Varsity Volleyball: 2010-2012

Community Service:

Harp Summer Sports Camp: Volleyball Instructor: 2012
Instructed students K-5 in the fundamentals of volleyball
Volunteer Volleyball Coach: 2012
“Save Our Libraries!”: Event Planner: 2012
Planned a fund-raising event that raised $12,300 for the Harp County Library
Ready Readers: K-5 tutor: 2011-2012
Harp County Animal Shelter: 2010-2012
Peru Mission Trip: 2010
Gave food and clothes, rebuilt homes and taught English to adult students

Work Experience:

Hostess at Bliss Bites 2010
Worked in a timely manner under pressure and developed organizational skills
Freelance wedding photographer 2011


Travel (Peru 2010; Spain 2011)
Rock Climbing
Event Planning


Typing Speed 90wpm
Recent versions of Photoshop
Sample College Admissions Resume for a Student

The college application process can be time consuming and downright confusing at times, but creating your resume doesn’t have to be. Colleges aren’t going to expect you to have a lot of professional experience, let alone in the field you hope to pursue, so don’t stress if your “Work Experience” section is one of the smallest. Instead of focusing on your lack of professional experience, showcase your great grades, community service accomplishments and any honors or awards you received in high school. Colleges are looking for the best candidates and that doesn’t necessarily mean the ones with the highest grades. So remember that showcasing your involvement in the community and your high school shows the admissions office that you will more likely be involved on your college campus as well.

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This sample resume is part of the Resume Writing Center.