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“Brag Sheet” Resources in Your Neighborhood

“Brag Sheet” Resources in Your Neighborhood

Everyone needs to brag about themselves at some point in their life. Why not get a jump start with marketing yourself with a polished resume!

You’re never too young to have a resume or “brag sheet” prepared, especially students who are preparing to submit college applications. Just like employers, colleges and universities want to see your previous “work” experience, i.e., volunteer and community service. They also want to see your academic accomplishments and awards, but your contributions to the community are especially important when admissions counselors are scouring through hundreds of applications.

So how will you stand out above the rest? What can you do to get started on your resume? Fortunately,  students and job seekers have lots of resources available.

Career Service Departments on Campus
If you’re already enrolled in college, begin your search with your Career Services department. Take advantage of the resources campuses offer students, including use of library materials and access to career coaches, resume writing software and job specialists who either work for the department or visit the campus during job fairs.

Here’s some college campus links with full-service Career Service departments:

Northwest Vista College Career and Transfer Services
Palo Alto College Career Services
St. Philip’s College Career Services
San Antonio College Career Services
Northeast Lakeview College Career Services
UTSA Career Center
Texas A&M San Antonio Career Services
St. Mary’s University Civic Engagement and Career Development
Our Lady of the Lake University Career Services
University of the Incarnate Word Career Services
Trinity University Career Services

High School Students
High School students can now find help at school and in their community. Let’s begin with their schools. Many local high schools are building job and career readiness activities and lessons into the curriculum; therefore, if you haven’t started hearing about resume-writing at your school, give it a month or two, and you’ll soon begin hearing those buzz words. Additionally, students have access to career-readiness tools at their neighborhood library and at cafécollege.

San Antonio Public Library
If you haven’t already signed up for a library card, here’s a good reason to do so… The San Antonio Public Library offers resume-writing workshops free for community members with a library card. Participants are introduced to Resume Maker and learn about the different employment sites available online.

Another resource students and community members have access to is cafécollege, the City of San Antonio’s first all-in-one stop for college readiness. Aside from key services such as college admission assistance, financial aid guidance, college applications, advising and SAT & ACT preparation, career exploration workshops offer help with resume writing, from font size to layout and design.

Learn more resume writing resources at the San Antonio Public Library calendar of events (enter “Resume Maker” in the Search function).

Check out the Calendar of Events at cafécollege for scheduled workshops to meet your college-readiness needs.