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Students learn about including their education and extra curricular activities on their resume.

WRITING THE RESUME:

EDUCATION AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Suggested Grade Levels: 7th-12th

Subject: Career and Work Skills - Language Arts

Overview:

Young job seekers often feel they have nothing to include on a résumé. Often this group has little or no work experience and as a result, does not know what to include. For the first-time job seeker, information that can be listed on a résumé includes relevant coursework, part time jobs, volunteer work, and extracurricular activities. In this lesson, students will review their schoolwork and extracurricular experiences to determine applicable information to list that is relevant to their job target.

Resume - Education and Extracurricular Activities

Materials

Goals

Whether students will be writing a practice résumé or one they will use to apply for jobs, this lesson will help students:

  • Identify relevant coursework (rather than listing all of it).

  • Identify relevant extracurricular activities.

Duration

One or two sessions.

Objectives

Keeping their job target in mind, students will list relevant coursework, part-time work, volunteer positions, and extracurricular activities. If they are not sure if a class or position is relevant, have them add it to the list for later review.

Procedure

Begin by choosing a common job target that is familiar such as a retail sales position or restaurant wait service, as most students are familiar with the general aspects of the job. Have students discuss which courses are applicable to the chosen position and which are not. Do the same for extracurricular activities. For example, coursework in mathematics is relevant for a sales position because the job requires working with money and numbers. Coursework keyboarding may not be as relevant (but would be for an administrative support position).

Do the same for extracurricular activities and after school programs. Only relevant activities should be listed, unless the student’s involvement includes leadership or teamwork activities. In these cases, the activities should be listed to demonstrate the student’s ability to take on extra responsibility or to work well with others in a group setting. Again, help students to determine which activities are relevant and which are not. Having students work in small groups will also foster discussion to help students decide which activities they should list. Involvement in the drama club, for example, may be useful for someone applying for a position working with children, but may not be useful for someone applying for an office position.

Students may work individually or in small groups.

Assessment

Assist students as needed. Have students keep the worksheets to use later when writing the résumé.

Lesson Printable Materials - Worksheets

Print out the following pages for use with this resume writing lesson:

1. EDUCATION AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES LESSON PLAN

Education and Extracurricular Activities Lesson Plan *

Printable version of this lesson plan.

2. EDUCATION AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WORKSHEET

Education and Extracurricular Activities Worksheet *

Education and Extracurricular Activities worksheet.

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