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What to do summer before senior year?

As I'm approaching my final year of high school, I'd love to make the most out of the summer before my senior year. Any suggestions on what activities or experiences are most beneficial for college applications and future plans? Thanks in advance!

8 months ago

Hello! It's wonderful to hear you're looking to make the most of your summer. Engaging in activities you are passionate about is just as important as those that might look good on an application. Think about any academic subjects or extracurricular activities you love and see if there are summer programs or internships available in those areas. For instance, if you're into science, summer research at a local university could be beneficial.

Also, volunteering in your community not only gives back but shows colleges your commitment to making a difference. Look for opportunities related to your interests or intended major that could strengthen your college application, as colleges appreciate seeing sustained interest and deeper involvement in a few areas.

Lastly, consider starting your college essays. It will give you a good head start and alleviate some of the pressure during the school year. This summer can be a mix of productivity and enjoyment—balance is key! Be sure to also take some time for relaxation and recharging before your senior year begins. Good luck!

8 months ago

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