What activities can I do in high school to build my college applications with an interest in history and politics?
Hello! As a high school student there are many things you can do to help "build" your experience for college applications. Specifically, in the areas of history/politics, you may want to volunteer with local agencies/business such as museums, government offices, and even assist teachers, professors or adjunct instructors at local colleges/universities with minimal tasks related to politics/civics. Also check with your local library or town hall for student programs that give students a glimpse at a career in civics/government. Basically, volunteering is the way to build a strong college application/student resume post high-school. Check out some of the websites listed...Best Wishes!
Shannon recommends the following next steps:
I would suggest for your political interest, joining a debate team or forming a debate club if your school doesn’t have one. I did Model United Nations In high school and met lots of students from other schools that way. several my peers went on to have careers in politics. I’d also suggest learning as many languages as possible especially Mandarin Chinese characters.
For history, start a film club with a focus on historically accurate films. Or a book club of historical non-fiction.
Best wishes in your future!