university application

Three steps to write a résumé that universities will notice

You might think that writing a résumé or CV is only useful when applying for work, but many universities will encourage you to include one with your application materials. Effective résumés give universities a greater idea of who you are and what you want to study. Résumés should illustrate who you are (outside of what you provided on your application) and highlight experiences you were not able to mention in an essay or application form. Remember these tips to create a university application résumé that stands out: 1. List all that you have done What have you accomplished during your high school career? Awards, honors, leadership roles, community service projects, skills, talents, work experience – don’t forget to write it ALL down! 2. Decide what goes and what stays Once you ...

The three most overlooked parts of a university application

The application essay, résumé, and letters of recommendation are all vital parts of your university application, but equally important are these three components that are often completed quickly and without much thought. When these are completed carefully and with attention to detail, you can turn these elements into strengths and catch a university’s eye. 1. Application form These forms are usually the first form you will fill out online when applying for university. These typically require information such as your full name and address. Sometimes a university will not let you attach the rest of your application materials until you have completed the general application form. Remember: Do not wait until the last minute to fill out this form. It might take a couple of days for the un...