Extracurriculars 101 with Shravya

Recorded Monday, December 20 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


In this stream, Shravya gives you the breakdown on extracurriculars! If you want to know what our signature catchphrase, "spiky beats renaissance," means, then join Shravya as she walks you through CollegeVine's best advice on approaching extracurriculars (so your "spike" can beat the all-too-common "renaissance" candidate).

Shravya will give you a rundown on how to cultivate a strong narrative through your extracurriculars, and administer plenty of tips and tricks you'll need in order to find your spike and make your profile stand out to admissions officers.

Come prepared to drop all your admissions-related questions in the chat, where Shravya will answer them live!

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.
6:19@akshay:will we be receiving the recording for this session?
14:40@Rubykular:what if a student just wanted to figure out their passion in high school? I advised my son to enroll an different activities in high school because I thought high was a time to explore and figure things out
14:41@Dahlia:My son is passionate about euity for education and has raised close to $10000 through tutoring for a non profit organization.... All the money is used to fund education for underserved students.. which tier does this fall under?
14:45@Airy:Neuroscience, mental health. Making extracurriculars out of these
20:57@ColouredPencil:What would be a good way to demonstrate an interest in creative writing?
22:15@ColouredPencil:I love thriller writing and poems
31:58@nelli_:computational biology, genetic engineering extracurriculars?
34:06@meli:any extracurricular recs for law? thank u :)
35:48@dababybaby:what would make you tier 1 for research?
36:43@vic_1:Any recommendations for summer extracurricular activities for areas related to the medicine/stem field?
37:31@Bobby1:Please elaborate more on Tier 1 and Tier 2
38:20@Vidhyagovindan:Can you share some ideas if a student is interested in Computer science and environment And also Computer Science and Indian Instrument. How can you chain these together?
40:00@dodobird:So many people are into going into business, what else can I pursue to make myself unique?
42:21@BrooklynW07:Also, my interests are foreign language/culture, anatomy, and writing. What kinds of extracurriculars should I look out for for these?
43:24@Dahlia:Allergies and immunology...extra curricular ideas ideas related to this?
44:42@dababybaby:if I got 6th at a national championship is that tier 1?
44:53@Airy:How can we go about researching at a local college?
46:06@vic_1:how could i find mentors for research projects and research at a local university? thanks!
48:12@idk-:What are some things that could intersect between diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and health?
49:26@Erika:My interests include art, veterinarian medicine, writing, in what way could I acquire a Tier 2?
51:29@ColouredPencil:Do you need a lot of exposure from middle school to find a peak in your activities?
52:09@Nicoleb:What about pharmacy?
53:38@KiraMc09:I just got an internship would that help my college application?
54:18@Rubykular:interest is the correlation between healthcare and religion/culture
54:58@Nicoleb:Can I put an internship I did with a teacher at school during school hours as an extracurricular?
55:59@minac_:What about extracurriculars for an interest in AI and health
57:37@Nicoleb:Should you put National Honor Society and NSHSS as extracurriculars if you have not attended any of the meetings but are a member?
59:00@alwal_1:Can you please give some examples of when computer science and arts, particularly drawing and painting, overlap?
62:09@dodobird:Thank you!
62:17@Nicoleb:Does an internship for someone who works in the main office during school hours count as an extracurricular?
62:57@KiraMc09:What extracurriculars should I prioritize for social sciences: I do debate, SGA, and a policy internship?
63:39@KiraMc09:Student Government Association
64:26@Nicoleb:How do we access the recorded sessions?
64:46@mcj2185:This may seem like a silly question but how do I approach doing research? Like idk where to start.
65:29@BrooklynW07:Hi! Hope you are doing well! For juxtaposed depth, should the two or three interest be completely different or should they be kind of related to a certain degree?


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