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4 years ago
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Organization name on commomapp activites section

I tutor middle school students in my school district as part of a club. The club is called "Link". So I was wondering if I should list this name of the club as the organization name, even though it is unique to my school and no one will be able to tell that it is a tutoring club based on the name. Should I just say that I tutor middle schoolers and leave the name blank or should I still include it?

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4 years ago

I would include the name because it highlights how the tutoring is an organized thing. However, you should definitely make sure the reviewer knows that it's a tutoring club.

I'd recommend either:

(a) making the organization name "Link Tutoring Club" (or something similar) or

(b) describing what you do for the club (i.e. tutoring) in the position/leadership description section.

The former is, in my opinion, probably better as it leaves you space in the leadership description to go more in-depth regarding your role with the club

Good luck with your applications!

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4 years ago[edited]

Hello!

Of course, you should keep the name. I think the Organization name is required on Common App. So you may not really have a choice, my friend. But even if you did? Still keep it. Because it presents this activity as legitimate. Tells your AO: This is not fluff.

You can put it like, "Link District Tutoring" but I think this sounds unwieldy.

Link is a great name in its monosyllabism; keeping that is advisable.

So between your position/title and description, you should be able to inform us that it is a tutoring activity.

Title: Volunteer Regional Tutor

Org name: Link

Description:..

Wish you the best!

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8 months ago

You can keep the name. It can add formality and uniqueness to your activity, especially if participating students and their parents are familiar with the "Link" club and associate it with your assistance.

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