is anyone (straight from college or a year out) listing high school? what if it reflects geographic diversity?
The only reason you list high school is if you won the nobel prize or were a jeopardy contestant or something
so valedictorian wouldn't cut it
No. Remember in high school when people told you that all the high school valedictorians in the country were probably applying to Yale, Harvard, et. al.? Well, now you don't just have all the high school valedictorians from one year applying, you have the high school valedictorians from the last 5 years applying (not a proven fact, but basically a lot). Congratulations for being hs valedictorian and all that, and I'm sure you are proud of it. But listing it won't set you apart from the crowd, except by making it look that you are stuck in high school, and/or haven't updated your resume since 2002/2003
i was definitely leaning toward cutting it (the idea of listing anything from hs seems horrible)-- just wanted an opinion outside of my career services, which said to keep it