The daunting task of building your high school resume… “how and what can I add so that my dream school chooses me?” runs through your mind. There are the typical GPA and standardized test scores that we all add, but what are the supplementary items that we can incorporate so that we are not merely numbers? Read on to learn about unique additions that can bulk up your high school resume.
To make a memorable impact in the minds of the admissions officer, dazzle them with some meaningful recollections of your trip abroad. That doesn’t mean you need to go to another country, you can travel to different states in the US. You want to demonstrate that you are (1) adventurous and (2) that you are capable of experiencing new cultures and ways of life. Not only do you make a lasting presence, traveling abroad while in high school can help you narrow down your major of choice in college. Be exposed to a different environment and see what you really love to do. Moreover, studying abroad illustrates to the admissions team that you are well-adapted to being away from home and are truly ready for a college experience!