How can I talk about both my work and volunteer experience in the Common App essay?
I want to write an essay about both my work and volunteer experience, and how they overlap. Any suggestions on how I should do so?
Hi there! So prompt 5 is asking for a specific accomplishment, event, or realization (that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others). If you write about your work and volunteer experience generally, your essay probably won't answer the prompt, and won't be that engaging. Is there a specific experience in your job or volunteer work that led to such a realization? Think about the personal qualities you want to convey, and whether a specific story can get those across.