Graduate admission committees will likely focus on your academic record, personal statement, recommendation letters, test scores, and resume/CV. Don't hesitate to include a few key extracurriculars on your resume/C.V. Know what's even better? Being able to connect these activities to your proposed graduate studies! For example, I have a colleague who earned a doctorate in marine ecology. As an undergraduate, she volunteered most weekends at a city aquarium where she amassed a wealth of information. This multi-year volunteer commitment demonstrated a serious interest in marine ecology. It also helped inform her proposed doctoral research. I hope you find this information helpful.
Stacy recommends the following next steps:
- Identify your 3 key extracurricular activities.
- Add an extracurricular section to your resume/C.V. and include the activities from Step 1.
- Draw connections between your activities and interest in a particular graduate program.