Help … i’ve NO Extracurriculars for My typical App
I will be filling in my App that is common and haven’t any extracurriculars, and I mean none. We have not accompanied a club or worked a working task or anything organized that way. I do play tennis and disc golf with friends all of the right time– can I add that? I’ve also babysat my buddy not for money. Can that count? If I like to bake can that go on there? Seems like a stretch but I truly have nothing else to list.
Admission officials are often wanting to learn exactly what students do outside of class time, and not through the school that is same-old-same-old and recreations groups they see on applications about 717 times on any given wintertime weekend. So that your baking, babysitting, disc golf and tennis are all quite application-worthy.
In the small amount of room supplied on your applications (and/or via a separate “annotated” resume where you add a sentence or two explaining your assorted undertakings), attempt to give a a bit more information than just the title of each and every endeavor, adding a little humor occasionally if it comes obviously for you. For example, instead of just saying, “Baking,” you may have room for, “Experimental pastry cook for family guinea pigs. (whom knew that chili sauce and chocolate frosting is so compatible?)”
Here is an old but when extremely College that is active Confidential thread on “Hidden Extracurriculars” that may allow you to determine other activities that might be fodder for the “Activities” area of your applications. Read More