I'm a North Carolina student applying to UCLA in the fall for the School of Business and film production. I'd say I have a pretty standard resume; I'm an honor student (3.8 unweighted GPA), I run track and I'm a 3x state qualifier, I volunteer at my church with the production team (I want to be a film director/producer), I work as a lifeguard and babysitter, I started a natural hair page to help young girls learn to love their hair, I'm a member of DECA a business competition organization, I am the co-president of BSA at my school, and a member of Junior Class Council, I started my own painting business over covid, and I'm starting early college classes in August at a community college near me. My question is what can I do to improve my application to make me a better fit for UCLA? It's truly my dream school and I would do anything to get in.
Hey! I'm not a college admissions officer, but I truly believe what colleges are looking for within your extracurriculars is a representation of your interests and character. If you have a vague idea of what you're interested in pursuing, your extracurriculars should reflect this. For example, if you're planning on majoring in English, having won a writing competition would do wonders.
However, always remember to prioritize quality over quantity. It's not always about having the most amount of achievements, but rather having accomplishments that you're proud of and show who you really are.
Hope this helps, and good luck!
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