|By Jens (Jens) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 11:27 am: Edit|
Hi Parents: Is it necessary/beneficial/customary to include a resume with your application? And a cover letter?
Sorry, I am very confused to the whole cover letter/resume thing.
Please answer ASAP. Thanks so much
|By Jens (Jens) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 01:47 pm: Edit|
|By Marite (Marite) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 02:12 pm: Edit|
Resumes can be very helpful, though not every college wants one. Stanford is very strict about not allowing supplemental materials. You should abide by the instructions of the colleges where you are applying.
Cover letters are acceptable, though you should not use them as another pretext for writing an essay. An expression of interest in the college and a list the materials you are sending should be fine.
|By Thumper1 (Thumper1) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 03:57 pm: Edit|
Some majors actually want/request resumes as part of the application process. Music performance, and theater come to mind. Adcoms in for those programs want to see the types of performing that the prospective student has already done. I agree with Marite, follow what is suggested by the university and don't send extra materials for the sake of sending extra materials. In most cases, the information contained on your resume will be provided in the answers on your application.
|By Anxiousmom (Anxiousmom) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 06:31 pm: Edit|
although many people on CC firmly believe in them, I don't. I think they are fluff, and just more stuff for the adcoms to leaf through. (I wouldn't be surprised if they just dump them in file 13). Unless you really can't fit all your data on the app form, I would just stick with the app - plain and simple. (My DD got into all the schools she applied to with no extra stuff.) JMHO!
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