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Extracurricurals for Cornell
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Hello guys! I am an international student thinking about studying in USA. I want suggestions about extracurricural activities . My dream school is Cornell , so i want to know what kind of extracurricural should I participate in. Because of current covid situation everything in my country is closed and I am thinking about working as a freelancer. Will freelancing be considered as work experience? and what kind of extracurricural should i do.

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8 months ago

hey, extracurriculars can be anything from interest clubs, sports, having a job, etc, but any given set of extracurriculars can never guarantee you an admission into any given university. It can however help show your interests and leadership skills. I think it's better to choose an extracurricular that goes in line with your major as it helps colleges understand why you choose a particular major and also remember extracurriculars aren't all about getting into a particular college so try and do things that you are passionate about as well! and for your second answer, I think yes freelancing does count as work experience but it does have some specificities.

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8 months ago

Yes especially since that’s your intended major. I’d suggest watching YouTube videos over it

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8 months ago

There's no one extracurricular that will guarantee that you are admitted to it. But showing an extracurricular or two and sticking to them throughout your entire high school to show both commitment and dedication. It's also important to show growth over time, by getting higher leadership positions. I definitely think freelancing could be considered work experience. It also shows leadership.

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