/ Asked by Bree
I am going into my senior year of college. Soon I will be applying for grad school, and I need resume advice. I am going for engineering (what I am doing for undergrad), and I am conflicted with what to do regarding a class I took throughout high school. It was called "project lead the way" and it was an engineering class which I took from 9th-12th grade (different topics each year). Should I list this on my resume? If so, how? If not, could I reference it somehow?
Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, June 30, 2016
Great question and you may get different opinions, based on the school and admissions officer, but I think it is beneficial to include any relevant classes, even if they are in high school. Since you are in college now, your high school class wasn't that long ago and based on what you shared, it has relevancy to the engineering path that you want to continue on. It is great that you have been so focused since high school, so listing that class will reinforce your passion regarding the subject matter. I recommend listing is under your college experience and elaborating on what you did in the class and if there were any notable accomplishments or achievements you received throughout the four years. A grad school resume is different from a job resume in that there is more of a focus on your education, volunteer work, and any accomplishments from those areas. Good luck to you!
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, July 1, 2016
I would say that yes, this should be listed on your resume.  You should always be looking for something to set you apart from others and this class could be that.  What I would suggest is to create a section on your resume called 'Other Activities'.  List this class with a brief explanation of what it is and what you gained from it.  This section could also be used for any other community or campus activities in which you have participated.  Remember, employers will always be looking for leadership and other similar qualities in their candidates, so you should focus on those which could differentiate you.
Answered by Jamie, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Great question! Since the experience is relevant to your degree it is fine to list in your resume. I would list it under Education, Engineering Experience or Engineering Projects. Also, if you have any relevant internships that you can add, this will help you get visibility on your resume. Good luck. 
Answered by Aliyah, Hiring Expert at HP Enterprise, on Tuesday, July 5, 2016
You are thinking in the right direction. How can I tailor my resume that is relevant to the position I want in the future? I would recommend listing this under education as “Projects Completed” or “Academic Projects”.
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