a year ago
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Helyx Initiative

I am a blog writer for an organization known as the Helyx Initiative. I write science-related blog posts every month. Becoming a writer is pretty selective and we must send the editor a sample of our writing. The time commitment is 2 hours a month, and I have been writing for 3 years. Their website is Helyx.science if you guys ever want to check it out. My question is how will admissions officers view this extracurricular? Will is boost my chances or is it another unimpressive extracurricular?


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a year ago

So it’s entirely dependent on how you phrase it in the description. Also if you are majoring in STEM that’s really good. Also is it a professional organization or is it like a hobby that only selects a few people (ie tryouts)? Also has it been used by a very well known organization or has it been recognized in its field. (As in did someone else expan in it who is notable ie a professor at a well known university (typically a power or group of 5 conference team + a few other schools like ivies)?

Personally becuase of the extremely low time commitment I’m skeptical of how impressive it is. But becuase it’s Stem based and has the opportunity to be well recognized it can be a C or D tier (A being the highest) or it can be a G tier. Personally I’d lean towards F but may just be me.

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


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