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How can I make my extracurricular activities stand out?

Hi! I'm a junior, and I'm worried that my extracurriculars might not be unique or impressive enough for top colleges. Can anyone give me advice on how to make my activities stand out or what kind of activities I should consider to boost my application? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand your concerns about making your extracurriculars stand out. Having gone through the college application process with my child, I can share some tips that might help you.

First, focus on depth rather than breadth. It's better to be highly involved in a few activities than to be barely involved in many. Try to take on leadership roles or organize projects within the clubs or organizations you're already a part of.

Second, consider pursuing activities that align with your academic interests or intended major. This can help showcase your passion and commitment to the field.

Lastly, think about what makes you unique and how your personal experiences can contribute to the activities you're involved in. For example, if you have a talent for art, you could use it to create promotional materials for a club, or if you enjoy writing, start a blog on a topic that interests you.

Just remember that your extracurriculars should be something you enjoy and are passionate about, and that will shine through in your applications. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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