a year ago
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What type of extracurricular does job shadowing count as?

Does shadowing even count as an extracurricular? If so what kind? I’m a sophomore seeking info.

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@EVEa year ago

Thank you both for the different perspectives!

@DebaterMAXa year ago

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a year ago

I disagree @itsdogodown it most certainly counts as an EC as an EC is an extended activity that is not related to school. That definitely fits job shadowing. If interning and volunteering is also an EC shadowing is most certainly an EC.

Personally I’d classify shadowing as practical/professional experience especially in the medical field. I’m pretty sure CommonApp has a different name but I can’t for the life of me remember it. My bad!

Hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!

a year ago[edited]

It does not really count as an extracurricular activity but more as an experience that you can list on your resume or discuss in your essays. You could technically count just as a career oriented activity on the common app, but simply watching someone do their job isn't exactly an activity, especially if you didn't spend a substantial amount of time doing it.


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