A high school resume is a valuable tool for students when applying to college or for a job or internship. College admissions and future employers are very interested in students’ high school resumes because they provide a good glimpse of what the teen has to offer.

What should be included on a student’s resume if they are just working a part-time job and playing sports? A high schooler’s resume will look different from an adult’s as they do not have as much work experience. Here are the components of a high schooler’s resume:

  • High school education, including GPA
  • Jobs / Internships
  • Clubs, activities, and sports
  • Performing arts
  • Awards and honors
  • School projects
  • Community service and volunteering
  • Hobbies

When writing their resume, a teen should include how they developed life and leadership skills through their experiences. For example, did they take a leadership role in a job, club, or school project? What did they learn from building those skills? 

It’s important to include dates on the resume because the length of time shows your teen’s commitment to an activity. Additionally, make sure they list any awards and recognitions received while participating.

If you see that their resume is mostly blank, consider having your teen volunteer or intern during school breaks. These activities are great ways to help identify what your student may want to do as a career in the future.

A teen’s resume should also include a summary of what they want to achieve in the future. What careers do they wish to pursue and why? This information will show that your teen is working toward specific goals.

If you’re not sure how to get started with helping your teen create their resume, check if their high school has a program that assists with pre-college planning. Have them try design websites such as Canva.com and look for resume templates to make it fun.

I would love to help you guide your teen to their best future path. Schedule a complimentary College Assessment Plan call with me here to get started.