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Joining investment competitions in high school?

Hi! I'm interested in finance and I've heard about some high school investment competitions. Could anyone recommend some good ones to join? Also, how can participating in these competitions potentially help my college applications?

7 months ago

Hello! It's great to see you're interested in finance and high school investment competitions. Some popular ones you might consider joining are the National Economics Challenge, the KWHS Investment Competition, and the Stock Market Game.

Participating in these competitions can showcase your enthusiasm for finance and demonstrate your ability to apply your skills in a real-world setting. If you excel in these competitions, they can become a strong addition to your college applications. Success in well-regarded competitions can be seen as a Tier 2 or Tier 3 extracurricular activity by college admissions committees (you can read more about extracurricular tiers on CollegeVine's blog: https://blog.collegevine.com/breaking-down-the-4-tiers-of-extracurricular-activities), as that showcases your commitment and skill in a chosen field.

Moreover, these contests can help you develop important skills like teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving, which are valued by colleges even if you end up ultimately pursuing a major unrelated to economics or investing. By participating in these competitions, you'll also get a chance to meet like-minded students, expanding your network and potentially making lifelong connections.

Good luck, and I hope you find a competition that suits your interests and helps you pursue your passion for finance!

7 months ago

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