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What clubs/activities do you have at your school?

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Im trying to improve my EC profile but there aren’t too many options currently at my school except for sports (which I'm not very good at), art/literature, JROTC and music (which don’t align with my interests). I’m hoping to start a club at school, possibly robotics or engineering, but I’d like to get a better sense of whats out there. Does anyone have examples of activities like these at their school and the sort of structure these clubs have?

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Both robotics and engineering clubs could take a lot of interest and work to get started like @jcdenton said, but if you can find the people to do it it's probably worth your time. I did find this article, https://blog.collegevine.com/extracurriculars-for-high-schoolers-interested-in-studying-engineering/, which has some ideas for clubs in it. It also has a few competitions you could sign up for and some other ECs which might interest you.

Otherwise I would look around your community. Maybe there are groups already that focus on what you like? Or maybe if you have trouble starting a club at school you can start something at your local library? Like run a small class for kids where you teach very basic things about robotics/engineering and then you build something at the end. Check what's in the area and reach out to any place/person who you think might be interested in working/collaborating with you.

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Starting a robotics team would be huge but that's a big undertaking, you'd probably need lots of interested friends and some teachers on-board as well. For things that might be smaller, search around your community for different science or engineering competitions or contests that you could make a team for. Maybe things like National Science Bowl or something like that.