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08/17/2020 at 09:39PM
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If I am interested in computer science is it better to a web development director in a non-profit or be the co-founder?

My friend is starting a non-profit and she is making me choose between the director of web development or as the co-founder of the non-profit. I really enjoy doing both but should I make everything in my application cs related? I'm interested in a variety of things such as graphic design, photography and entrepreneurship but I'm stuck. I absolutely love tech and coding! but, I also really enjoy graphic design and marketing. What would be a better choice? Being the director of web development in a non-profit or be the co-founder?


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08/18/2020 at 02:40PM

In my experience with the college hunt, colleges love to see when someone creates something new within their own community. They love to see their prospective students taking initiative, and a non-profit is a perfect way to do that. However, you also want to center your college apps around computer science, and if that is your preferred major in college then it is a smart move to take. Trying my best to put myself in your shoes, I think it would be better for you to choose the co-founder position. Not only would look amazing on college apps but would also give you authority over the web development portion of your non-profit. This way you would overlook their activities, while also having a larger, overlying role in the non-profit. I hope this helps, and please let us know what you chose! :)

08/17/2020 at 10:21PM

well I would say both positions show leadership and are would both be strong in your application. But I'm somewhat confused since how can you be the founder of a non-profit that already exists. And why not have both positions? The activity is somehwat confusing so you would have to explain but couldn't you be a founder then work as a director or web development.

08/19/2020 at 04:03PM

I would just list both-- this is similar for me, I founded a club at my school but also have a leadership position, so I listed the leadership position but in the 150 word description mentioned that I co-founded it :)


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