Should you include all community service and leadership on your application?
When listing something on a scholarship application or resume, typically you will list the organization with which you did the project, your title, and your roles and responsibilities.
Your project description is where your application will be sorted as a winner or loser. Most students don't even include a description. If they do include a description, it is usally basic and doesn't give the reader the necessary information to get the application in the special pile.
Here are the five keys to writing a winning scholarship or resume description.
- Always start with a word ending in ed.
- Include numbers.
- Do your projects in teams.
- Include money.
- Put what you did last in the description.
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