2 years ago
Admissions Advice

Extracurricular activities

Hi! I’m currently a Junior and I do not have any extracurricular activities on my list. The only things that I would consider a “extracurricular activity” is the fact that I am captain of my Track and Cross Country Team and (maybe) President of the Girl’s Build LA Club. I am interested in business and philanthropy (although I have not gone in-depth to study them, except for an intro college class in psychology and child development) and I was wondering if there are any competitions that I can sign up for or an idea for a business I can start-up in hard times like now that can really stand out in my college application?

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2 years ago

So any hobbies are ECs but track prez and Girls build LA is definitely ECs.

Also general ECs ideas include

Podcast/YT channel/blog

Shadow/internship at major related company/non profit

Regular job

Clubs as a whole (interest based not major for me as a stem intended major I’m in debate and love it)

Community based organizations like youth group or an environment club

I’m missing some but hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!

2 years ago

You should look at LaunchX. It's a summer entrepreneurship program hosted by MIT to help high school students start a real business. You'll learn from industry experts and work in a group of peer co-founders to build your company. You can also start a LaunchX club at your school to encourage entrepreneurship.

You should also check out DECA. It's a non-profit that encourages high school students into entrepreneurship and business through academic competitions and conferences. If your school already has the club, join it. If not, start it yourself.


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