4 years ago
Admissions Advice

Are everyone extra-curricular on "hold", due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Just wondering so I can know if I need to do extra-curricular because so far I can't seem to find any.


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4 years ago

So team/club/school ECs are technically on hold but if it is a club you can likely organize a virtual meeting of it. Sports are more or less canceled across the board.

But there are many ECs that are at home projects such as a blog/YT channel. If you are over 16 you can also be getting a fast food job and some places are having online work to do.

(A blog can be about anything a diary about books about hockey about piano anything.)

Then there are the online class type of EC I’m taking an online coding class as coding is dead useful for engineering which is what I want to do.

So yes some ECs are unable to occur but there are many substitutes.

4 years ago

If you have an instagram account you can use it to find many non-profit organizations to join. I participated in many clubs and programs that I found through Instagram. Some accounts to check out are: InternNet, Simply Neuroscience, and just use these two to find other clubs that might interest you.

Another way to find extracurriculars is participating in online contests. I am currently writing a short story for a writing competition are there are many other competitions for writing, art, math, and science. Just use google or find an academic blog to see some competitions. Sometimes these competitions are really difficult to compete in since they go to an international level, so I recommend selecting something you truly enjoy doing.

Lastly, make sure to do extracurriculars that you are interested in or would like to major in college. For example, I want to major in biomedical engineering so I am a blogger for Simply Neuroscience and a blogger for The Daily Dosage. And do something common between all of your extracurriculars so that the college can easily recognize you're passion. Like I really enjoy writing so I usually go for the blogger, writer, and editor positions in a club.

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