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Extra Curricular advice
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I need advice on what other extra curriculars I could do to strengthen that aspect. I already volunteer at the Humane Society and ENGin, I am also apart of the Mu Alpha Theta honor society at my school and I plan to join national honors or Beta club next year (I am a junior). Any recommendations help!

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a month ago

I would suggest an extracurricular that you would be interested in. It's also good to get leadership roles in any clubs that you can. It would certainly help if you do both national honors and beta, but only if you think you're up to it.

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a month ago

Hi! Colleges like to seem commitment and authenticity. They also like to see people who are really good at a few things rather than just fine at a bunch of things. If you can, it might be worthwhile to straighten your position in the ECs you are already committed to by maybe increasing the time commitment or taking on a leadership role.

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a month ago[edited]

Remember leadership plays a necessary role in admissions process. Try to participate in activities that show your leadership qualities.

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a month ago

There are 2 things you can do:

1) Expand the breadth and add more extracurriculars to your resume

2) Expand depth in the ones you already have (and maybe tack on some small ones or a new hobby outside of school)

I would suggest the 2nd one as pursuing depth will raise your tiers on the college vine simulator and colleges like to see that you're committing to things and pursuing them deeply- especially if they're aligned with your future goals and major. Pursuing depth over breadth also makes you a more credible applicant. You'd be able to have more experiences in some clubs like running for an officer or doing a big project or event. If you start joining other clubs, those eat into the time and energy you can put into the ones that you already have and might actually weaken your profile!

I hope that helps! :)

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