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Do my extracurriculars reflect my intended major?


Ok so currently I'm doing

1.Devoted to Children-Haiti remote internship

2. Congressional Advocacy for Rebuilding Alliance-Israel/Palestine

3. UNICEF(President)

4. Amnesty International(Treasurer)

5. Civic Works(they advocate for human rights all over the world) online volunteer

I also plan to write and self-publish a book on eurocentrism

Do you think that this shows my interest in international relations/affairs?


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Yes, but you should make sure to not over extend yourself. Focus on a few of these and see if you can rise to the top level of a few of these! Depth, not breadth

How do I know if I am overextending myself?
I think what you have already is fine. You want to avoid having a low-ranking position or simply being member in like 10 different activities. Granted they relate to your major, but you want to focus on a couple of activities that really show your 1) leadership, 2) commitment and 3) ability to sustain your own independent projects!
Ok thank you!
no problem!
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So to answer the question, yes, I would say your ECs do seem to reflect your major. I also agree with @crsgo0422 that you should focus on the depth of your ECs and not the breadth. Having said that however, I think it's also important to consider that not every EC you do HAS to be related to your intended major. Colleges still want to see who you actually are as a person: hobbies, interests, the things you enjoy that make Those things can be just as important as ECs that reflect your major and colleges want to know about them. They can help you stand out from the crowd otherwise you can come off as someone who might be "boring" if that makes sense.