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What are some Extracurriculars related to Computer Science one can pursue?
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Hi! I'm an international student (a junior in high school) and wish to pursue Computer Engineering.

What are some Extracurriculars related to Computer Science one can pursue? For example, I build websites for fun but How do I integrate it into my Common App application?

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2 months ago

Building websites for fun sounds like it could be a really cool EC! Try to find ways to give this hobby/interest more credibility/validity/accomplishment. You can do that by building websites for organizations, companies, etc., either as volunteer work or even getting paid. Then, you can list it as an Activity and share what you did and what you accomplished. You can also write about it in essays or even submit a website about all of your websites as supplemental materials. Hope this helped!

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2 months ago

If your school has a robotics team that could be a good way to practice programming and also help with college applications.

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2 months ago

Hi there! I am going to major in computer science as well! Here are a few EC's that I currently do and will do in the future!

- Contribute to open-source projects

- Take coding classes

- Build websites for fun

- Share your skills with fellow peers

I've also been working on Python projects, but this is more of a hobby. Hope this helps!

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