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β€’ 01/04/2021 at 11:45PM

What are some activities you recommend to make my application stand out?

HI, I am a sophomore in high school and I want to know what activities will make me stand out. I am currently in NHS, interact, our school's newspaper club, and speech and debate. I have not yet decided what I am majoring in college. However, I am thinking of going in the direction of computer science.

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β€’ 01/05/2021 at 12:10AM

There are so many things you could do! Just look around. If you see a need to reduce income barriers for coding, you could start a youth robotics program for inner-city kids. You could partner with a local non-profit, recruit and hire instructors, source equipment, and continue expanding your program to accommodate more students. This would show that you have ambitious goals and know how to take action to achieve them.

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@sc12301/05/2021 at 06:09AM [edited]

Thank you so much for the suggestion!!!

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β€’ 01/05/2021 at 02:43AM

There are many things you can do to make your application stand out like sports, internships, speech and debate competitions and stuff like that and also what you can also do to improve your applications is by creating clubs. Im assuming your school has coding or anything computer related classes take those.

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@sc12301/05/2021 at 06:11AM [edited]

Thank you so much for the suggestion!!! I am currently taking the AP computer Science course at my school.

Just one question though, I am a first generation college student, and I do not understand why speech and debate would help make my application stand out, especially when i am consider majoring in computer science.