Clubs:Every high school offers a variety of clubs that range from animal lovers, music fanatics, or those fond of Mozart. Not only does it look great on college apps, but it is a great way to meet people that share your interests.
Community Service:There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with and help out your community. To name a few…
• volunteering at an animal shelter
• joining our local cadets program
• participating in a food drive
• volunteering at the local hospital
Many colleges pay close attention to students who have done their share of community service and apart from that, helping others is self-rewarding by itself.
Sports:School can be overwhelming and taking a break to play your favorite sport during school has benefits all around. To point out the obvious, it’s a great way to let loose, stay fit, and get your mind off things. Not only that, but colleges love to see a student who takes on other responsibilities and maintains good grades.
Internships:Although there are a few opportunities for high school students (because they certainly do exist), internships are mainly for those older and who have a career path in mind and may already be in college and are planning to transfer schools. Internships provide students with experience that not only looks good on college apps but also goes as far as helping out when you apply for a job. Colleges know that this requires you to be professional, responsible, and dependable as an individual. Students who possess these qualities are certainly at a great advantage.
- The Importance of Extracurriculars
- Balancing Academics, Extracurriculars & Your College Search
- Approaching Extracurriculars