I was searching for some some guidance about what kinds of things are appropriate to use under extracurriculars, honors, certifications etc. And I found this gem under a pre-med thread. I thought it was appropriate. I do feel like I am making some stretches under these sections.. But on the other hand, I have done some really cool things- they just don't always fit in the neat little headings of this application. Things I am wondering about-- recreational activities- like backcountry snowboarding, and climbing. I do these both a lot- (or I did before I went back to school full time anyway.) When it says professional certs- can I include a Wilderness First Responder and Avalanche Level 2 course? One was paid for by my work, and the other helped me get the job in the first place.. What about CPR/First Aid? How about one or two day courses I took? Climbing self rescue and a mountain biking camp? How about local snowboard competitions? I feel like a lot of these things show a commitment to education. Some just show that I am active and busy outside of work and school. They all help show who I am and how I have spent my time since graduating from college 6 years ago. I don't have a lot of volunteer experience for well known organizations.. I did help start a program at the local high school that teaches kids to build their own bike. I am definitely including this. So anyway is mayonnaise an instrument? Can you help me decide what to cull and what to keep?