Jazzing Up Your 4-H Resume - University of Maryland Extension

Maryland 4-H 2010
Portfolio Process
for Out-of-State Trips
The Maryland 4-H Awards and
Recognition Committee
Major Out-of-State Trips
National 4-H Congress
National 4-H Conference
West Virginia Older Members’ Conference
Virginia 4-H Congress
Camp Miniwanca
Number of Trips per 4-Her
A 4-Her will be limited to two major trips during
his/her 4-H career and no more than one trip per
calendar year and a 4-Her can attend each trip
only once.
Portfolio Components and Scoring
• Scoring:
– Interview
– Resume
– Essay
40 Points
40 Points
20 Points
100 Points
• For National 4-H Congress-Each County/City Has One
Slot, but Youth Must Acquire a Minimum Total Score of
80%, Two Slots are Reserved for State Public Speaking
and Fashion Review Champions and the Remaining
Slots Are Filled Based off of Total Score.
• Application, Resume, and Essay for
National 4-H Conference is October 8,
2010 to the Maryland 4-H Center
• Application, Resume, and Essay for
National 4-H Congress, Camp Miniwanca,
West Virginia Older Members’ Conference
and Virginia 4-H Congress is January 20,
2010 to the Maryland 4-H Center
The Resume
• Focus:
– Leadership
– Citizenship
– Life Skills
Length-no more than three pages
Single Spaced
Margins-no less than 1 inch
Font Size-no less than 12 point
The Essay
• 2008 Essay Theme-”Of the Four H’s,
Which One Has Had the Most Impact On
Your Life and Why?”
• Length-no more than two pages
• Double Spaced
• Margins-no less than 1 inch
• Font Size-no less than 12 point
The Interview
• Focus
– Leadership
– Citizenship
– Life Skills
• Interview Tips Sheet
Interview Dates and Locations
4-H Conference (Fall 2010)
– Maryland 4-H Center, College Park, November 9, 2010
– Volunteer & Teen Forum, Ocean City, November 21, 2010
(Choose one of the two locations)
• 4-H Congress, VA Congress, WV Congress & Camp
Miniwanca (Winter 2010)
– Queen Anne’s County Extension Office, Centreville, February 6,
2010 (Snow Date February 20, 2010)
– Maryland 4-H Center, College Park, February 9, 2010 (Snow
Date February 23, 2010)
– Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, February 13, 2010
(Snow Date Sunday, February 28, 2010)
(Choose one of the three locations)
Helping You
Jazz Up
Your 4-H Resume
• An accumulation of what you have done
throughout your 4-H career
• Start with most recent and go to the oldest
• Judging based on Leadership, Citizenship &
Life Skills
• Must be typed
• Use bulleting, not paragraphs
• Make no more than three pages
• Single Spaced
• Margins no less than 1 inch
• Font Size no less than 12 point
The General Format
• Personal Information
• Objective
• Skills and Accomplishments
– Citizenship
– Leadership
– Life Skills
• Education (Optional)
• Employment (Optional)
• Additional Personal Information
A Little More Details
• Personal Information
Complete Name
Phone & E-mail
County and Club (Optional)
• Objective
– To present my skills and accomplishments that I have
acquired in 4-H so that I may be considered for a
Maryland 4-H out-of-state trip.
– To present my credentials in a way to support my
skills and accomplishments acquired through 4-H
membership for consideration for a Maryland 4-H outof-state trip
The Focus-Leadership
• Leadership-indicate significant leadership
roles and impacts
• Samples:
– Representative of X County as a member of
the Maryland State Teen Council (2006-2007)
– Served as President of the Country Clovers 4H club (2004-2006)
– Instructed new 4-Her on how to do a
demonstration (2006-2008)
The Focus-Citizenship
• Citizenship-indicate significant citizenship
efforts and impacts
• Samples:
– Shared crafts and games with residents of X
nursing home (2003-2007)
– Participated in X river cleanup on Earth Day
– Served food on a monthly basis at the Helping
Hands soup kitchen (2005-2007)
The Focus-Life Skills
• Life Skills-focus on knowledge and skills gained through
4-H involvement
• Do not just list accomplishments and awards, we want to
see life skills reached
• 4-Her can incorporate accomplishments in with life skills
• Samples:
– Learned communications through participating with judging oral
reasons and doing demonstrations at the club, county and state
level. With my skills, I was able to earn a champion on the State
level in 2006.
– Learned personal responsibility by raising and caring for my
animal projects. With my skills, I earned a champion rate of gain
award for my hog in 2006.
– Learned time management by deciding which project to carry
and what activities I would be able to attend in my busy
More on Life Skills
• Managing-Keeping records, wise use of resources,
• Thinking-Problem solving, critical thinking, decision
making, learning to learn
• Living-Disease prevention, personal safety
• Being-Self responsibility, self discipline, character
• Working-Teamwork, self motivation, contribution to
group effort
• Giving-Community service, leadership
• Caring-Sharing, empathy, concern for others
• Relating-Communication, cooperation, social skills,
accepting differences
A Little More Details
• Education (Optional)
X High School, Expected graduation, June, 2009
Maintain a 3.9 GPA and am a Honor Roll Member
Member of National Honors Society, 2006-2007
Junior Class President, 2007
JV Lacrosse Team, 2006-2007
Member of the High School Marching Band and Performing Orchestra
• Employment (Optional)
– Summer Lifeguard X Community Pool, 2006
– Work Part-time on Family Farm, 2000-Present
• Additional Personal Information
Family: Son of Dick and Jane; one brother Jack
Church: Member of the X Church, Youth Group Member
Affiliations: Member of the American and Maryland Angus Association
Hobbies: I enjoy dancing, horseback riding, and playing trivia games
Some Outstanding
Resume Samples
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