2 months ago
Admissions Advice

How to write about becoming a club president without sounding too pretentious?

I am writing a PIQ with the prompt "Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced."

My essay revolves around my joining a cybersecurity club, and the value I got from that.

However, I also want to include that I eventually became president of this club (senior year), but I want to avoid sounding too "snobby," as I am failing to come up with a good segue between the amazing things I learned from the club and becoming president.

So I wanted to ask for some advice on how to segue into becoming president/leader of something without sounding too prideful about it?


Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

1 answer

Accepted Answer
2 months ago

I wouldn’t worry about this - just frame it about how/why you went for president and what you want to do with that position. This is an application - you are supposed to toot your own horn - just not exaggerate or grandize and you’ll be good.


Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works