Community service advice with Shravya

Recorded Tuesday, March 16 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Community service is a great way to give back while demonstrating to colleges that you have the qualities necessary to be a good peer on campus and in the community. Join our newest host, Shravya, as she launches into her second week of livestreams! This Tuesday, Shravya will discuss her experience with community service, and how you can gain and enhance your current service profile.

She'll also cover how community service has changed during the COVID era, and offer some advice for integrating your activities into your essays in order to present yourself in the best light possible to admissions officers!

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
6:56@anonymous:What are some good ECs or community service for a Psych major?
8:11@stemcurious:Does the RICE team help only local highschoolers from Texas?
9:55@chandras:How much community service would be good before college? Like how many hours? What activities based on "tiers" or the level of impact?
11:15@stemcurious:You mentioned in your bio you helped highschoolers
13:58@anonymous:what was your gpa and stats?
17:41@anonymous:I do not hear or see anything. Is it on my side?
17:57@anonymous:For computer Science ehat types of community services is relevant?
23:49@stemcurious:I am 14 and I want to go into the medical field. Right now the only way I am able to volunteer is by making cards for isolated seniors or sick kids in hospitals. Can I mention this as an activity on my college app?
25:00@philip_0327:Does community service fall under the extracurricular category? Or are they two distinct fields?
31:14@anonymous:What are some virtual community service opportunities for high schoolers? Specifically impactful ones that everyone can contribute to as a big group such as in NHS?
34:25@anonymous:Are there any non-profit organizations to partner with to volunteer?
38:53@ashleyt:Did you ever shadow doctors in a hospital setting?
38:58@anonymous:Thank you


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