Create a Résumé!
When you ask your counselor, teacher or another adult for a letter of recommendation, you should present a résumé to them. Please allow a minimum of two weeks before you need the recommendation. Don't wait until the last minute as the counselor or teacher may not have the time to do the recommendation immediately. The résumé need not be fancy--bulleted items showing your accomplishments while in high school will do. Be sure to include information regarding all extra-curricular
activities both in and out of school, including volunteer experiences. Providing a resume allows the person writing the letter
of recommendation to make sure you "shine".