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Can babysitting be considered as an extracurricular activity?

Hi, I'm a junior and for the past couple of years, I have been babysitting for my neighbors' kids regularly. Is babysitting considered an extracurricular activity for college applications? Let me know!

9 months ago

Hello! Absolutely, babysitting can be considered as an extracurricular activity for college applications. Colleges are interested in knowing about your commitments outside of school, and babysitting demonstrates responsibility, time management, and interpersonal skills.

It's important to emphasize the extent of your involvement with babysitting - the number of hours per week, the age range of the children you've babysat, and any specific responsibilities you had while taking care of them. For example, if you helped them with homework, you could highlight your role in tutoring and mentoring the kids as a part of your babysitting experience.

Also, don't forget to mention it if you managed to babysit for multiple families or if you had any long-term commitments with a specific family. Details like these can set your application apart and show your dedication to this extracurricular activity. Good luck!

9 months ago

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