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NSLC program experiences?

Hey, I was considering applying for the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) programs. Can anyone share their experience and if they found it helpful? Any input on which specific programs were the best? I appreciate any advice!

7 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're considering the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) as an option to explore your interests and develop leadership skills. I've seen many students benefit from their time at the NSLC, and I can provide some general insights based on their experiences.

Firstly, participants generally have a positive experience at the NSLC. They often enjoy the mix of academic-focused sessions, hands-on activities, and opportunities for networking with other high-achieving students from across the country. The programs also offer a chance to visit and stay at prestigious university campuses which can give you a taste of the college experience.

As for choosing a specific program, it depends on your interests and goals. NSLC offers a diverse range of program options in fields like business, engineering, medicine, and more. It's helpful to select a program that aligns with your academic interests or career aspirations, with the understanding that your interests might change over time. You can read about each program on the NSLC website and see which one captures your attention the most.

Regardless of the specific program you choose, keep in mind that while the NSLC can be a valuable experience, it is usually not considered a top-tier extracurricular activity in college admissions. Participation in the conference is good for personal growth, making connections, and exploring interests, but colleges may not view it as a significant accomplishment on its own.

Ultimately, your decision should come down to whether you feel the program will be fulfilling and contribute to your overall personal development. As you weigh your options, consider talking to alumni participants or reaching out to your school counselor to gain their perspective on the NSLC experience. Best of luck in your decision-making process!

7 months ago

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