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Applying to Harvard as Ukulele Club president, will it be seen as a unique EC?

Hey folks, I'm currently the president of my high school's Ukulele Club, and I'm wondering if it's unique or interesting enough to make a difference in my Harvard application. Will mentioning this activity help set me apart from other applicants, or should I focus on other activities? I'd appreciate any input!

9 months ago

Hi there! I think being the president of your school's Ukulele Club is quite unique and interesting. It demonstrates your dedication to a passion and your ability to lead and manage a group. That being said, while it's important to showcase your unique interests and activities, be sure to also emphasize on other activities that demonstrate your intellectual abilities, teamwork, and commitment over time.

When my child applied to college, they had a mix of activities that ranged from their quirky interests to more academically focused clubs. They included their role as the captain of the robotics team and the pastry chef for an event planning club. Showing a range of involvement can help paint a complete picture of you as a well-rounded individual.

In conclusion, definitely mention the Ukulele Club on your application, but make sure to also include other activities that demonstrate various facets of your personality and your expertise. And don't forget to explain the impact and achievements you've made in each of your activities. Good luck!

9 months ago

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