A name on the roster doesn’t cut it

July 30, 2006 at 6:33 pm 1 comment

Posted by Dee

Colleges like to see that you’re involved on your high school campus, and clubs are a great way to do that. I have, for the most part, always been a fan of school clubs as a means of enhancing your app, but I think it’s important to realize that colleges want to see that you are actually doing something with this club — that the club as a whole has done something really interesting, and that you as a club member has been a part of that.

Basically, you can’t expect that you’ll get into a top college or university off of merely saying you’re in a school club; you’ll need to explain at some point what your involvement was with these clubs. So, my recommendation is 1) be able to explain some really interesting and innovative or impressive things your club has done, and 2) be able to say that you were an officer of the club or at least that you were an active member, and 3) be able to tell colleges what your actual personal contribution was to these really interesting things your clubs was doing. The icing on the cake would be 4) to show them what the club’s impact was on the community, too.


Entry filed under: Academics, Extracurricular activities, Resumes, School clubs.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Samantha  |  October 12, 2006 at 4:35 am

    A great way to add to the importance of being involved is by supporting team spirit. Having a fundraiser with custom T-shirts, flags, and hoodies, have always been a great way to raise money and raise school spirit!


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