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Should I include activities from undergrad in resume?

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I've been looking at resume examples from Duke and Wharton and noticed that some (particularly the MMS candidates) applicants list activities (IE. Volunteer work, fraternity, etc.) in their resume. Should I do this? I feel like I have a substantial amount of work during my professional career and I feel including activities from undergrad is not what the resume is meant for.

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I've been looking at resume examples from Duke and Wharton and noticed that some (particularly the MMS candidates) applicants list activities (IE. Volunteer work, fraternity, etc.) in their resume. Should I do this? I feel like I have a substantial amount of work during my professional career and I feel including activities from undergrad is not what the resume is meant for.


Like all things it's a bit of a case by case. I would say the further removed from undergrad you are the greater the achievement has to be to include on the resume. If for example you were a class president have some room to spare I would just include that in the school/education portion as a single line. If it's worth knowing it will likely come out in the essays/interview/or somewhere else within the application (for example Berkeley asks for additional actitivies during undergrad).
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It is helpful to include extracurricular activities on the resume - schools gauge how involved you'll be in their communities based off of your contributions to your communities in the past. Hope that helps!

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Hi chestud13, thanks for your question- and depending on how far you are removed then that determines how much undergrad is on your resume. Students applying to an MMS program usually are at the start of their careers so it would make sense that more of the undergrad experience is on the resume- as you mature and gain new experience you will naturally have less college activities- although the application itself usually asks for some of the undergrad activities because schools want to know what kind of community member you will be and in this case- unlike financial performance- past experience does in fact usually predict future involvement as a student. If you were a show up for class and not much else person in undergrad, grad programs might assume you would be the same way in an MBA program and that is not what they are looking for! Hope this helps- and best wishes- for individual advice- we would be glad to do a free consult to look at your specific situation. To set that up- sign up here for a free consult: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
I've been looking at resume examples from Duke and Wharton and noticed that some (particularly the MMS candidates) applicants list activities (IE. Volunteer work, fraternity, etc.) in their resume. Should I do this? I feel like I have a substantial amount of work during my professional career and I feel including activities from undergrad is not what the resume is meant for.

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