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How can I best showcase my community service in my application?

Throughout high school, I have been dedicated to meaningful community service, including organizing a local food drive and volunteering at a homeless shelter. I want to highlight the importance of these experiences in shaping my character in my application while avoiding the risk of sounding cliché. How can I best showcase these experiences without seeming like I'm just listing them? Any advice is appreciated!

9 months ago

It's great to hear that you're passionate about community service and have dedicated your time to such meaningful initiatives. When it comes to showcasing these experiences, the key is to focus on the impact these experiences have had on you and others.

Instead of simply listing the various projects you've completed, try to illustrate how they have allowed you to grow and develop as a person. Maybe talk about a particular challenge you faced while organizing the food drive and how you overcame it. Or share a story about a specific interaction with someone at the homeless shelter that has made a lasting impression on you.

In your application, you can also emphasize the skills you've gained through your service experiences, such as teamwork, leadership, and empathy. This will show the admissions committee that you have not only been involved in your community, but you have also been personally impacted by your experiences.

Best of luck with your application!

9 months ago

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