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What can I do during the summer to strengthen my college application?

Hi all! I'm a junior, and I want to make the most of my upcoming summer break to strengthen my college applications. Does anyone have any suggestions for productive things I can do during the summer that would look good on my applications? Thanks in advance!

11 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking ahead and looking for ways to make the most of your summer. My child went through the college application process not too long ago, and we found that there are several opportunities to strengthen your college application during the summer break. Here are a few ideas:

1. Internships: Look for internships in fields that interest you. This will not only give you valuable work experience but also show colleges that you're proactive and dedicated to your future career.

2. Volunteer work: Find a cause or organization that you're passionate about and spend some time volunteering. This demonstrates your commitment to your community and helps you develop important skills.

3. Enroll in summer courses: Taking a summer course or two at a local college or online can show your dedication to learning and help you get ahead in your studies.

4. Research projects: Reach out to professors or local organizations to see if there are any research projects you can join or start your own. This can be especially helpful if you're interested in a specific field of study.

5. Hobbies and interests: Pursue your passions! If you have a particular hobby or interest, consider investing more time in it to develop your skills and showcase your dedication.

I hope these suggestions help you make the most of your summer break. Good luck!

11 months ago

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