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How do I showcase my genuine passion for biology?

Hi all, I'm a junior who's truly passionate about biology and wants to major in it during college. I have some extracurriculars related to biology, like being part of my school's biology club and volunteering at a local nature center. How can I effectively showcase my passion to colleges on my application? Any tips or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi there!

It's great to see your enthusiasm for biology! Effectively showcasing your passion for the subject to colleges can be done in several ways. First, in your college essays, you can write about your love for biology and how it has influenced your life, academic goals, and future aspirations. Make sure to use specific examples, like your work or experiences at the local nature center.

Go beyond your school-affiliated activities and find external opportunities to demonstrate your interest. You can look for internships, research opportunities, or job shadowing experiences related to the field. Another avenue you can explore is to participate in science competitions that are biology-focused.

Lastly, don't forget to ask for recommendation letters from teachers who have seen your passion for biology firsthand, as they can provide a valuable perspective on your dedication and growth in the subject.

Best of luck showcasing your love of biology on your college applications!

9 months ago

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