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What kind of social studies activities enhance a high school resume for college?

Hey everyone! I'm really into social studies and I was wondering what kind of extracurricular activities related to social studies could give my college application a boost? I'm also looking for activities that are a bit unique or that could show leadership and initiative. Does anyone have any ideas or experiences to share?

7 months ago

It's fantastic that you're looking to build your profile around your interest in social studies. My child, who is currently in college, found success by participating in Model United Nations. Not only did it enhance their public speaking and diplomacy skills, but it also demonstrated an active interest in global politics and problems. Additionally, they launched a community service project that addressed a local social issue, which showed initiative and leadership. Try looking for opportunities where you can lead or start a group, perhaps focusing on civic engagement or local history. Remember, colleges appreciate when students can show a sustained commitment and impact in activities they are passionate about.

7 months ago

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