How to Build a Resume for Recruitment
Summer is here which also means fall recruitment is three months away! I know that sounds like a long time from now but, there is quite a to-do list before one goes through recruitment. That’s why I am here to help ease some stress that you might have when going into this crazy and fun sorority world.
One of the first things you can do is create a resume. Keep in mind, recruitment is like a job interview. Before any interview, you want to send in a good resume. Your resume is the first impression. Make it count and make it neat!
Making a resume can be a little more stressful than you think. I had no idea where to begin when I first made my resume. For this reason, I will show you the resume I sent in to get an idea of what to put and how to structure it. Honestly, put everything you can think of on this resume. The more you can show off about yourself, the better!
Katherine Ann McManigle
xxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx
Frederickburg High School Graduate
Freshmen at Texas State
High School GPA
Date of Birth
Academic AAAA all-district volleyball (9th-12th grade)
Academic AAAA all-district basketball (9-12)
Academic AAAA all-district track (9-12)
Battlin’ Billie Award basketball (12)
Honorable Mention volleyball (12)
Iron Woman Award (particpated in three varsity sports) (12)
TABC Academic All-State basketball (12)
TGCA Academic All-State basketball (12)
Energy Super Power Cheer (12)
A-B Honor Roll (9-11)
All A’s Honor Roll first semester (12)
Catholic Daughters Scholarship (12)
Homecoming Court (12)
MVP intramural flag football (2016)
Sand Volleyball (11-12)
Varsity Volleyball (11-12)
Varsity Basketball (10-12) Captain of the team
Varsity Track (12)
Newspaper Club (12) wrote stories, interviewed people, took pictures
Yearbook Club (12) took pictures, sold advertisements
Journalism (11) Battin Billie Network (Sports Anchor)
Best Sports Anchor (11)
Office Aide (12)
Younglife camp (11)
Rotary Interact Club (9-10)
National Art Honor Society (10-12)
Theater Club (11)
ACTS Retreat (10)
ADPi Sorority (2016)
St. Mary’s summer sports camps (2012-2015)
Tour de Cure (2015)
Music Instructor Vacation Bible school (2014)
St. Mary’s Mission Trip (2013)
Coached little dribblers (2012-2015)
Coached little diggers (2012-2016)
Kitchen duty St. Vincents luncheon (2013)
Usher at Sunday Mass (2012-2015)
St. Mary’s Turkey dinner (2012-2015)
Special Olympics (2016)
Elementary’s Field day (2016)
Fashion Show at the Senior Center (2016)
Hobbies and Interests
In addition to sending in my resume, I also sent in REC letters. REC letters stands for recommendation letters in which I asked people who knew me well to write letters about who I am and what I have to offer. For example, I asked my friend who already was in a sorority to write me one. I also asked my friend’s mom who was in a sorority and attended the same college as me. I don’t really know how many other people sent in REC letters but it gave me some confidence to know that others believed in me! I would highly recommend…. haha see what I did there…..so get some REC letters if you can!
One last tip before you decide to step into recruitment, is to speak to someone who is currently greek. This will help calm some nerves and act like a practice discussion such as the ones you will have throughout recruitment. The main key is to be relaxed and be yourself!
Some last minute pointers:
-Don’t get caught up in where you want and don’t want to go.
-Don’t lose track of who you are.
-Trust the system.
-Get to know everyone in your recruitment group including your counselors.
-Cry a little.
-Sleep as much as possible.
-Last but not least,