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Best way to add things to your college application?

What are some things that I could add onto my college application to make me look good, I'm currently a junior in high school, not in any clubs or sports because the clubs here are kinda lame and some sports I could. I used to play soccer also but not for high school level, and I have a job is about all I have #college #college-bound


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Amy’s Answer

Hey Brendan,
Its great that you're putting so much thought into your application, it's a very big time in your life and it seems that you're very motivated. Having a job is great as from any job there are valuable skills which you will have gained e.g. communication skills, team working, cash handling etc. Having a job also shows that you are a motivated person and not just someone who sits in and watches a lot of tv, it shows independence and maturity.
In adding things onto your application I recommend perhaps talking to a Careers Advisor at your high school about your college course and what is required in order to get into that career. I would try taking on some volunteering which is relevant to your chosen course and perhaps some work with a charity. In regards to sports/clubs you could try looking outside of your high school and seeing hat is going on in your area. Work-shadowing may also be something to consider.
Good luck with everything!


How does work shadowing work? like do you apply to shadow someone or do you just ask someone you know? I never got how shadowing someone worked Brendan V.

Hello! Getting a work-shadowing placement can be as simple as emailing or calling a company and asking them if you can shadow them for a day. It usually involves following an employee around for the day to see what they get up to, they may also give you time to ask any questions you may have. Amy Payne

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Peter’s Answer

The fact that you have a job is a plus, particularly if you are saving for something important to your future. I suggest that you join a volunteer organization, doing something you feel passionate about. Both of these activities can also be used as material for the college essay that college applicants are often required to submit with their applications.


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Kent’s Answer

Hey Brendan, You're smart to ask what it takes to stand out of the crowd. More and more universities are looking for students that can showcase their positive attributes. Think of your chosen college as a community or a small town. What motivates you? Do you enjoy volunteering? Not only to you have to reflect good grades, but colleges also are looking for students that can and are willing to showcase what makes them stand out in a crowd. I worked at the Recreation Center, and also in Food Service to have some spending money, and also learn about responsibilities.

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Kayla’s Answer

Another big ticket item is volunteering. That being said, it's all about how you market yourself. It's okay to not play sports or be in clubs but emphasize what you do do well. When describing your job make sure you are showing your daily tasks and what skill sets you've taken away from your experience. If you were ever a part of any clubs or activities (even if they were short lived) add those on as well. It'll show that you aren't lazy and are willing to try new things even if they didn't hold your interest or work out in the end.

Another important part or your application is your recommendation letters. If you feel the other parts may be lacking try to have a killer essay and recommendations from people that really care about you and will attest to who you are and why you're special.


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Ken’s Answer

Hi Brendan!


Here is a site that will provide some answers to your question.


https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in


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