As you get ready to throw yourself into the cutthroat competition for college admissions, you should start by recognizing the importance of a solid admissions résumé. It may be similar to résumés that you have written in the past in order to apply for an internship or other job, but you should recognize important differences in how it presents your background to the admissions committee. It may be tough at first to tailor your writing to this specific purpose, but once you get the hang of it, the admissions résumé should be very easy to complete.
Moving on from your personal statements and other college related essays, the next most important document would be your CV or résumé. Most people don’t know that this document is just as important as your personal statements. It’s a summary about yourself, a snapshot of who you are and your history. It is also the first document the admissions committee looks at, before reading anything else in your admissions package.