How do you quantify the experiences and life lessons you learn around a camp fire, 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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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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I️ remember taking a future career placement/aptitude test back in middle school and getting results that placed me in every field under the sun, from film director to accountant. Why was I️ taking a test like this in middle school? I️ still don’t know, but it was the beginning of the middle for me.
I️ have always felt that I️ can pick up most anything well enough, or that I️ know a little about a lot, but I️ am not amazing at any one particular thing. In high school, I️ did well in all subjects but wasn’t particularly drawn to, or challenged by, one over another. In every aptitude test I’ve ever taken to try and get some clarity on the direction I️ should take my life, I️ have always ended up in the middle of the sliding bars for almost all categories. Even in The 5 Love Languages test, I️ tied for 3 out of the 5 languages while my friends all clearly had a top result.
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