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.
In this stream, Chris Kilner will discuss why community service is important in the admissions process, and how you can enhance your current service profile. You'll also get some tips on how to find good community service opportunities!
Chris will also cover how community service has changed during the over the past few years, and offer some advice for integrating your activities into your essays in order to present yourself in the best light possible to admissions officers!
University of Scranton – Presidential Scholar and triple major in Biochemistry | Environmental Science | Philosophy | minor in Political Science
Trinity College Dublin – Mitchell Scholar and Master's Degree in Biodiversity & Conservation
Duke University – 5th year PhD candidate in Ecology
Christopher is one of the most accomplished college students of the past decade, winning multiple international accolades: Mitchell Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, Rhodes Scholar Finalist, and Marshall Scholar Finalist. He has worked with over 60 students over the past 5 years as an advisor. While Christopher is honored to have received his many titles and accolades, the college experience was so much more and this is why he wants to help all students achieve their potential at their dream school! As a triple major who went to undergrad at a smaller school on a scholarship, then lived in Ireland while attending Trinity College, and now pursues a PhD at Duke University, Christopher has experience at schools ranging from the small to the big, the close-knit to the prestigious. As an international fellow, Christopher has vast experience in interview preparation and essay writing; as an advisor and application reader to these competitive fellowships, he has a keen eye on how to find the narrative in an applicants story!