How do you quantify the experiences and life lessons you learn around a campfire, out on activities, or in the cabin with your campers and co-counselors into resume snippets? In a role where you are manager, advisor, teacher, playmate, caregiver, hairdresser, coach and so much more, how do you even begin to explain everything you learned and gained during those high school summers?
Camp is something that has shaped my young adult life beyond buzz words and resume bullets that sometimes future employers don’t understand or appreciate. When I left Camp Seafarer after my final summer in 2016, they sent home with me an amazing Staff Resume Resource. Below are the highlights of that document, mixed with my own tips for how to effectively translate to your resume the myriad of experiences, skills, and character traits you develop as a summer camp counselor.
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Do you ever stop in a moment as you live it and realize, “Wow, one day I’m gonna really miss this?” That just happened to me while sitting at the dining room table of my little college cottage after registering for classes I will take my SENIOR year. Wow. My housemate and I had the same registration time and sat anxiously waiting for the clock to strike 9:00 a.m.
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Why are there so many pizza restaurants on Franklin Street? Every year a new one moves in. What is the logic? It’s like gas stations that move in across the street from one another and compete by the penny for price per gallon. Let’s mix it up. Can I get a Chopt?? Can I get a Cookout????
Anyways, rant complete…
I decided to figure out what was so special about all these joints. In a stroke of genius investigative journalism, I spent the last couple months touring every pizza place on Franklin. Starting from IP3 and eating my way up to Benny’s, one slice at a time.
Drum roll, please…
Below are the final rankings from The Great Franklin Street Pizza Tour:
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1) The Main Quad (Polk Place)
Just in front of South Building, you will find this classic photo-op spot where the sidewalks converge. Make sure you don’t lay in any dirt!
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This semester I️ have the pleasure of serving as the Fellowship Vice President for the Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, or APO. APO is a national, co-ed, service fraternity with core pillars of leadership, friendship, and service.
Because of all that this organization has given me, I️ was excited to run for a leadership position and have the opportunity to give back. What has become the highlight of my service, however, is our executive team. This semester the team is comprised of (almost) all women. Eight out of the nine leadership positions, including president and president-elect, are held by dedicated, passionate, and driven women of our chapter.
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You could say that I️ live in the quintessential college house. Tiny, old, a little run down and filled with mismatched furniture from thrift stores, yard sales or family member hand-me-downs. All the same, they say it’s not about where you are, but who you’re with.
What really fills our house are fits of laughter. The smiling faces of new friends and old. The smell of burnt toast. Sweaters with mascara stained shoulders. Warm cups of tea. These are the staples of the lives that fill our humble home.
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When Angelica Skyler said “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel! Work!” I️ felt THAT.
These words were the start of my Hamilton obsession. The Hamilton craze has swept the nation – no, the world – because of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ingenious ability to speak to any and all of our ~feels ~ while telling the story of an old white man, through hip-hop rap battles. It is a story of determination, drive, and diligence that I️ think all incoming college freshmen should take a closer listen to.
Here are my top 5 lyrics from some of my favorite Hamilton songs that you should seriously download and rap at the top of your lungs in your dorm room or, heck, the communal showers down the hall.
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