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Can my job be considered an extracurricular activity?

Hi there! I'm a high school junior and I've been working at a part-time job for almost a year now. Is it suitable to include my job as an extracurricular activity on my college applications? Thanks for your input!

9 months ago

Hello! Yes, your part-time job can absolutely be considered an extracurricular activity on your college applications. Colleges appreciate seeing that students are able to balance their schoolwork, personal life, and a part-time job. It demonstrates responsibility, time management skills, and a strong work ethic.

When listing your job on your application, be sure to highlight the skills you've developed during your time working, and any accomplishments or contributions you've made to your workplace. This will help colleges understand the value of your experience in a broader context.

Another option is to write about your job and the personal growth you've achieved in your essays. You may want to read this CollegeVine blog post on how to write about your extracurricular activities for a more in-depth understanding: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-about-extracurriculars-on-college-applications/

Best of luck with your college applications and keep up the great work in balancing your responsibilities!

9 months ago

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