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September 16, 2011 3:21 PM Subscribe
How do I construct a resume for applying to a program that caters to non-traditional students?
posted by DoubleLune to Education (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am a non-traditional student (26) and applying to a University that has a program specifically for non-traditional students. They ask for a resume on their application, but I'm not sure what they are looking for. There is info out there on how to craft a resume for a college application, but i'm wondering if they want more of my work experience than my college experience since I spent several years out of school. There is an essay question already that asks about my education experience and to explain any gaps in attendance. I'm really confused how to craft this. Should it focus on my academic experience and skills, or my work experience and skills, or some eclectic combination? When I met with an admissions recruiter, he said they are focusing on academic strength, specifically research and writing skills. He recommended professor recommendation letters over employer recommendation letters. He said my recent academics (I have 7 courses from the spring and summer) would carry more weight than my earlier courses. So since I had 7 years in the workforce, I would think that what I gained from that and how that has influenced me and contributed to how I would do in their program would be important as well, but they never specifically ask for that.