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What extra curriculars would look good on college apps when majoring in business?

I have done volunteering, jobs, and others to help my social skills and hopefully it will be useful in the future. #business

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Evelyn’s Answer

Hey Jonathan!

Any kind of extracurricular activity that you can have a story for / lessons learned would be good! I think what most recruiters / hiring teams usually like to see is someone is learns something from their experience. So if you joined a sport, whatever field you're in, I'm sure you can pull a lot of growth from that experience (it's probably how you talk about it). For example, sports allowed you to be disciplined, hyper-focused, and goal-oriented.

I would recommend trying a bunch of extracurricular activities because you're interested! I would recommend not picking something because it ONLY looks good on your resume. Do something that you like, enjoy, and will learn something from :)

Evelyn recommends the following next steps:

Figure out what you like - will you enjoy it or not?
Think: What can I learn from this activity / experience?
Note: A new experience is always something you can learn from
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Lee’s Answer

Volunteering of any kind can look great on a college application. Also, any sports or other type of group where you were a member of a team. And every better yet, give any examples of a team or group where you were in a leadership position.
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Munazza’s Answer

Something that can portray your presentation skills. Maybe a conference in which you presented.
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Richard’s Answer

As both Lee and Michael stated above, any and all volunteering will looks great on college applications. I would take some time to think about what kind of business degree you want to explore (finance, accounting, management etc.) and research leading companies in those industries. Some corporations will have an Outreach Program or initiatives to connect with high schoolers looking to enter their industry.

Once you go to college, research and join different business groups and organizations that align with your major. When I attended UGA, I was a part of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a business fraternity, and being a member helped me develop skills I would need after college. It also helped launch my sales career, and make some great relationships as well.
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Brad’s Answer

Community service and sports, where you can demonstrate, commitment, teamwork, time management and leadership skills are always important.
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