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Awards, Experiences & Volunteer Activities


In this section, you can enter your awards, professional experiences, and volunteer activities in several categories or types. Review the definitions below, consider the duties you performed, and choose the category that you think fits best.

If you have no awards, experiences, or activities to report, click the No Experience Accrued checkbox.

Experience Types

Honors and Awards

Honors and awards received such as a special distinction for work done (including Dean's List and memberships in honor societies) and trophies or medals. 

You can also note if any special circumstances surrounded it. If your achievement was awarded multiple times (e.g., Dean's List), use this field to explain that instead of creating multiple entries. 

Sports and Extracurricular Activities

Sports and other activities like academic clubs and competitive teams within your university or community. Do not include paid work experience in this section. 


Any certifications you have obtained. 


Paid work experience not associated with academic coursework. For example, a retail or restaurant job. 

Volunteer Experience

Non-paid experience not associated with academic coursework. For example, working for Habitat for Humanity, participating in or working for a fundraiser walk or blood drive, etc.

Experience for Academic Credit

Experience associated with academic coursework (either paid or unpaid).

Professional Memberships

Any professional memberships or associations that you participate in. 

Professional Conferences, Symposiums, and Workshops

Any professional conferences, symposiums, and workshops that you have participated in. 

Enter Your Experience

  1. Select the appropriate experience type from the drop-down. 
  2. Click Add New Entry.
  3. Enter information about the experience. 
  4. Click Save
  5. Continue adding experiences as needed. 
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