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How to show leadership in college applications?

Hi all! I'm a high school junior, and I've heard that leadership is an important quality to demonstrate in college applications. I'm involved in some clubs and activities, but I'm not sure how to highlight my leadership skills. Can anyone offer some tips or advice? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! I completely agree that leadership is an important quality to showcase in college applications. My child went through the same process not long ago, so I'd be happy to share some tips that helped them. First, think about the clubs and activities you're involved in - are there any positions you can take on, like a club officer role, or organizing an event? These are great ways to demonstrate leadership. If opportunities like these aren't available, you can still show leadership by taking initiative in group projects or mentoring younger members. Don't forget about community service, as well. Organizing or participating in volunteer activities can showcase your leadership skills while also benefiting your community. When it comes to your application, make sure you include a detailed description of your leadership roles and accomplishments in the activities section. You can also consider asking for a recommendation letter from a teacher or club advisor who has witnessed your leadership abilities firsthand. Lastly, if you have any personal projects or hobbies that demonstrate your leadership skills, don't hesitate to include those as well. Remember, colleges are looking for well-rounded individuals, so showcasing your leadership skills in various areas will make your application stand out. Hope this helps, and good luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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