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2 months ago
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How to write about running a YouTube Channel in Common App?

Hello, I currently run a pretty unsuccessful Youtube channel (33 subs) averaging around 130 views each video, and they are made to entertain rather than say anything meaningful. I do work hard on each video (7-12 hours of work) and I think it displays my aptitude for the Adobe Apps.

Should I include this as an extracurricular on Common App, even though it's not about anything profound?

If I should include it, how would I write about it on Common App?

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2 months ago

So you can definitely add it as an EC but if you do a video every 2 months its not worth putting it as its less than 2 hours a week of work this is all assuming its appropriate content.

Something yu could say to quantity your numbers would be how many subs you gain a day etc or other accomplishments or total views if over a number Id say over 1k but that's me.

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2 months ago

Hii!

If it's something that shows a part of you and your skills, you should definitely add that to your activities list on Common App.

Because it doesn't have many followers nor engagement, you could describe the activity focusing on your hard work rather than the results. You can write "Managed a YouTube channel. Mastered in the use of Adobe Apps through video's edition." or something like that. This is just an example, I'm sure you can do better than that haha.

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2 months ago

100% include it in the activities section. It shows a lot to colleges that you invested so much time into it and stuck with it. I would probably include a rough guess of how many total hours you invested into it as well as views on a video that did really well. Or if you have slightly longer than usual videos, you could say that your videos have a longer than average view time (average video is 4.4 minutes, with an average of 50% of view time giving an average of 2.2 minutes per video). Hopefully, that makes sense

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