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I want to enhance my extra-curriculums from home for college, but don't know where to start. Any advice?

I want to do something this summer to learn new skills as well as better my chances in the best colleges around the world. I am a business student.

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Shruthi’s Answer

Hi,
Like the mentioned answers, look for online courses (paid or free) and work on enhancing your skills. Apart from that, try internships, you can try internshala for getting internships for a short duration. Adding relevant experience much earlier in your path is a good start. You can also try virtual internships for eg: Deloitte's
Considering everything going virtual, it's easier to get internships that approve work from home,

Good luck!
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Ester’s Answer

You can join some online courses or groups (linkedin, coursera, etc). As a general recommendation anything to do with office skills (project management, Powerpoint, Excel, MS Project, anything Agile - Kanban, design thinking principles, communication, presentation, ...). Make a small list and search the internet. Many platforms offer free tuition for graduate students or students in general. You can also pursue some kind of internship in a local company at your end.
Thank you comment icon Thank you, this is really helpful. Kayana
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Amy’s Answer

One of the best ways to try out new things and enhance your skills is to volunteer. Volunteer at an animal shelter, or local foodbank or even with a summer camp or youth program. Learning how a non-profit runs is a great way to gain some business skills. Are you good with computers, could you help them with their website or social media presence? These are areas that non-profits often need help and it can become a win-win for both of you. Find something you are interested in and see how you can get involved. There are likely a number of non-profit centers in your community and reaching out to the Chamber of Commerce might be a great place to start. Helping your community is both a great way to gain skills as well as network and build contacts for your future.

Good Luck!
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Gouri’s Answer

Maybe you can think of something that you always wanted to learn. Or something in terms of your ambition. If you have some idea about what you will be pursuing later, maybe you can think of something that will enhance your skills for that particular course. You can either take those courses online or go to an institute. If you prefer online, you might also have the option to choose from - paid or free courses. These certifications from verified course providers will be a value add in your resume. Again, balancing studies and extra curriculars could be a challenge. In that case, I would suggest you to have a planner, if you like to make schedules and follow it based on priority. For me personally a written or typed out planner will help me organize thoughts and hence helps me to prioritize among tasks. So that I wont feel overwhelmed by the things I have to do. Hope this helps in some way!
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Jeremy’s Answer

College admissions like to see initiative and communal activities.
Look for volunteer work -this will show a committment to the community.
Start a fundrasier -this will showcase leadership, forward thinking, local/global awareness.
Ask to work for free/experience only in a trade/place of business you have interest in -this will not only get you great experience, but will help develop your network of people in that trade/business.

Also, if you have an idea of what college(s) you may be interested in, reach out to them! Ask them you are looking to have a productive summer and have a passion to attend their school, what might they suggest you do that "best illustrates my passion to enroll when I graduate".

Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you, Jeremy for the advice. Kayana
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