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3 years ago
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Would my social media account count as an EC?
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Hello!

I currently run an Instagram account spreading awareness for mental health. (Things like quotes and whatever). I currently have just over 1,000 followers and I am wondering if I can use that as an EC for colleges. If so, how would I input it into CollegeVine? (Under Own Initiative?? What tier?)

Thanks a bunch!

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3 years ago

I'm by no means an expert but it sounds like you could certainly include this, but you'd have to be careful of phrasing. For example, " I post Instagram quotes that are encouraging" wouldn't at all be noticeable whereas, "I am the sole administrator of a pro-mental health Instagram account with 'blank' followers and make no money from any posts" sounds a lot better. It would be an added bonus if you have a short anecdote of some one you've helped or what inspired you to create the account. Great job doing this by the way, sounds like a really great thing to do.

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3 years ago

It depends on how much you have to say about it and how much time you spend managing it. You'll need to back up the extracurriculars you list with some details into what they are, so you want to make sure everything you're putting down as an extracurricular is something you can elaborate on and make sound good. As for type, definitely seems like an "Own Initiative" for me, but as for tier, that's super subjective. I'd say stand in the shoes of an AO and try to evaluate that.

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