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Extracurricular idea for aspiring STEM major

Last night, the poll that I posted closed and the results were split between extracurriculars and AP classes. I would like to gather ideas for possible extracurriculars that would help with getting into a decent college. I am thinking of either going into a computer science related degree or a bio-med/bio-chem degree related degree.

I have thought about learning a simple coding language like python or java as a staring point for a comp sci major, but I need to get a proper computer/laptop if i want to do this (currently typing this on a tablet.) I'm not exactly sure what I could do extracurricular-wise for the bio related majors that I listed beforehand except looking for an internship

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EC (extracurricular) for biology would be clubs (e.g. enviornmental club, medical club, biology club etc.) or research with other universities, or do research as a passion project or even biology competitions (if it's national, it's great, if it's international, then it's super impressive).

For comp sci major, I would suggest quickly learn how to program. A lot of upperclassmen who've I've met (and ended up choosing a comp sci major) usually started coding before the age of 13 (or show passion in a subject in literally any major since a very young age). I would get into the essentials of pseudo-code and then learn the syntax of various programming languages. Get into your school's computer-science related clubs.

Hope this helps,

SilverDragon (10th-rising 11th, Class of 2025, Japan)

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If you're looking to do bio-chem maybe try and get hands on experience through internships or courses heavy in science. For comp. sci. you could enroll in a coding bootcamp online and use that to learn coding. Also, if your school has a robotics club, maybe join that.

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