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Shadowing a doctor/ touring a medical facility

I recently sent out a few emails to various doctors asking if they would be willing to let me see what their job was like through something such as shadowing or getting a tour over this summer.

I got …

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16 hours ago
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Would it help for me to minor in music to boost my chances of admission?

Hello!! I'm a junior thinking about how to increase my chances of getting into some great schools for my intended major, entrepreneurship. My biggest extracurricular is definitely piano, I've studied …

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6 days ago
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Summer activities

Hey! I’m a freshman and I was wondering what summer activities are impressive. I am planning to study abroad in Rome before my junior year, but I don’t have any other plans over the summer- academic w …

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7 days ago
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Extracurriculars that are original

I’m a freshman who attends a very small high school with little local opportunities, and I don’t really know how I can turn my interests into extracurriculars! I like writing, debating, and learning n …

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7 days ago
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College app question?

Okay, so I wanna get into a college with either a journalism program or film and I was wondering what extracurriculars would look good to get into one.

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7 days ago
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extra-curriculars for biology and psychology

hi. im a freshman in high school and i'm not the kind of person who has their whole future planned out. i go with whatever happens. but i have started stressing out about college lately and as a fresh …

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7 days ago
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If I make an Engineering project with the help of a guide would that still be considered impressive?

I was thinking of make an engineering project. I was thinking to make a 3D printer, but with the help of a guide. I don't know if that would still be considered an impressive feat. Even if it is not …

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8 days ago
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Which extracurricular tier would an internship with Fermilab be on the collegevine site?

I was just wondering if I did a paid internship program with Fermilab, but I don't know how prestigious that would rank in terms of extracurriculars in the employment section of Collegevine. I have he …

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9 days ago
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What extracurriculars should I try for?

I'm a freshman in high school, and I don't really know what to do in the future, but I do plan on applying to slightly more selective schools. So, I was wondering if there were any sports, extracurric …

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12 days ago
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What extracurriculars can I do to improve my chances?

Hello! I’m a junior who was set on being a veterinarian for about 10 years. Recent circumstances changed my goal to a RNA(more likely) or an anesthesiologist, since I took chemistry and had been enamo …

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13 days ago
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Extracurriculars for Math?

My goal career is a Biostatistician. I live in The Caribbean but I want to go to University in the US. Due to Covid my school hasn’t opened up clubs. I’m in 9th grade(14yrs old).

Any online clubs or S …

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15 days ago
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Do colleges look at SAT scores as a whole?

I plan to major in an English related field. My overall SAT score was decent but I did a lot better on the English portion than the math. I am planning on retaking my SATs to bring up my math score. I …

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16 days ago
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how should i expand on my extracurriculars?

I'm a pretty good student in mostly honors/APs with a 3.9 GPA and decent test scores, but am wondering what more I can be doing as far as activities! I want to apply to college (currently a junior) as …

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16 days ago
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I aspire to become a chemistry professor. What internships should I seek?

I am a high school junior who may intern my senior year.

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19 days ago
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Do I Have A Spike Based On My Extracurriculars?

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I am currently a sophomore in high school with an undecided career path, so I was wondering if anyone could identify a spike/possible major (if there is one) within my extracurriculars (most are …

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21 days ago
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How do I better my extracurriculars to improve my chances of getting into UPenn (Wharton)?

Hi! I'm a junior with a 3.88 GPA in all honors/APs. I haven't taken the SAT yet but am planning to study for it more after getting a 1360-1380 on the PSAT. My main extracurriculars are piano, a music- …

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22 days ago
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What extra curriculars/activities look good?

Hi, I'm a high school Junior and my extra curricular/ community service consist of being involved in my church as a Sunday School Servant and a Scout member. I am unable to join a sport but I do have …

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22 days ago
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What may be some great Science ECs?

I am a 10th grader and I was wondering what may be some great science extracurriculars. If I were to do research where should I look for and if I were to cold email a professor how could I sound credi …

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22 days ago
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How can I improve my extracurriculars?

Hey, I'm a freshman international student (British curriculum school) and I wanted to ask for ways to improve my extracurricular profile and find a spike. I'd like to either study economics or film (v …

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