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Extracurricular activities for a future computer science major?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior interested in majoring in computer science. What extracurricular activities would make a strong impression on admissions officers for a computer science major? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're already thinking about extracurricular activities to showcase your interest in computer science. Admissions officers will be looking for activities that demonstrate your passion and commitment to the field.

Some popular options could be joining your school's computer club or starting one if it doesn't exist. Participating in coding competitions such as the USA Computing Olympiad (USACO) or taking part in hackathons can also be impressive. If you enjoy teaching others, consider volunteering to teach coding at a local community center or after-school program.

Another possibility is to work on personal coding projects or contribute to open-source projects that align with your interests. This could be anything from building a mobile app to developing a game or even creating a website.

Good luck with your college journey and I hope this helps you choose some meaningful extracurricular activities!

9 months ago

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