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Concentration: General Management, Finance
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Extra curricular on resume [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 07:12
Hi!

I am preparing resume for application, and cannot decide how I would show extra curricular activities.

About a half of my extra curricular activities are related to my work place. For instance, being a member of first responders at work, or mentoring summer intern, are not my work responsibilities but done at work. Then I do have another half of ECs outside work, like community service, non-paid financial and credit advisory, non-paid translation service, etc.

I dumped all school related activities to Education section. I was going to put EC at work to Experience section. Then I face dilemma where to put EC outside work and school as I don't think omitting them is a good idea.

Will making separate extra curricular section and dumping all EC (except the ones done while in school) there be a good idea? I have been thought for some reason that having separate EC section is kinda weird, but it may be my false feeling.

Any advice is appreciated, thank you!
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Re: Extra curricular on resume [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 21:26
kdkpsj wrote:
Hi!

I am preparing resume for application, and cannot decide how I would show extra curricular activities.

About a half of my extra curricular activities are related to my work place. For instance, being a member of first responders at work, or mentoring summer intern, are not my work responsibilities but done at work. Then I do have another half of ECs outside work, like community service, non-paid financial and credit advisory, non-paid translation service, etc.

I dumped all school related activities to Education section. I was going to put EC at work to Experience section. Then I face dilemma where to put EC outside work and school as I don't think omitting them is a good idea.

Will making separate extra curricular section and dumping all EC (except the ones done while in school) there be a good idea? I have been thought for some reason that having separate EC section is kinda weird, but it may be my false feeling.

Any advice is appreciated, thank you!


I would recommend that you keep only highlights of your role/work profile and professional achievements in the Work section of your resume. You can put your extracurricular activities as a separate section. Try to see if you are able to categorize your activities under different heads - for instance 'community service', 'mentoring', 'event management' and so on.

Coming to your school activities - remember that everything has an expiry date. Pick out the biggest and most relevant activities you've been engaged in - esp if some of them are more than 4 years old. :)

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Joined: 13 Sep 2013
Posts: 40
Location: United States (NJ)
Concentration: General Management, Finance
Schools: CBS (M)
GMAT 1: 670 Q49 V33
GMAT 2: 690 Q48 V37
GPA: 3.41
WE: Corporate Finance (Consumer Products)
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Re: Extra curricular on resume [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 21:33
CrackVerbalGMAT wrote:
kdkpsj wrote:
Hi!

I am preparing resume for application, and cannot decide how I would show extra curricular activities.

About a half of my extra curricular activities are related to my work place. For instance, being a member of first responders at work, or mentoring summer intern, are not my work responsibilities but done at work. Then I do have another half of ECs outside work, like community service, non-paid financial and credit advisory, non-paid translation service, etc.

I dumped all school related activities to Education section. I was going to put EC at work to Experience section. Then I face dilemma where to put EC outside work and school as I don't think omitting them is a good idea.

Will making separate extra curricular section and dumping all EC (except the ones done while in school) there be a good idea? I have been thought for some reason that having separate EC section is kinda weird, but it may be my false feeling.

Any advice is appreciated, thank you!


I would recommend that you keep only highlights of your role/work profile and professional achievements in the Work section of your resume. You can put your extracurricular activities as a separate section. Try to see if you are able to categorize your activities under different heads - for instance 'community service', 'mentoring', 'event management' and so on.

Coming to your school activities - remember that everything has an expiry date. Pick out the biggest and most relevant activities you've been engaged in - esp if some of them are more than 4 years old. :)

Gowri N Kishore
Admissions Consultant


Thanks for your comment. All make sense. Since I am applying EMBA with 7 year WE (in other word, college days for me were 7 years ago!), I will eliminate all but probably one most outstanding college EC. Then set up separate EC section and dump all recent ECs from work there.

Thanks again Gowri!
Re: Extra curricular on resume   [#permalink] 30 Oct 2013, 21:33
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