Career Questions tagged Extracurriculars

What types of extracurricular activities are colleges most interested in?

Are they more interested in group activities like marching band or a sports team? Or are they more interested in academic organizations like student government, FBLA, or SMAC (Student Movement Against Cancer)? Is work experience, like teaching piano lessons, equally as important or more...

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Active Jul 31 at 01:23 PM

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Daria Konanykhina | Experienced Associate at PwC Hi Kristen,It's great that you're thinking about various extracurricular activities that ...

Should I focus on academics or extracurricular activities?

I will start a one year graduate program this fall. I am also active as a volunteer and leader in several organizations that match my interests and later career goals. If my academic responsibilities and my responsibilities due to my positions in these organizations conflict, can it make sense...

#jobs #studying #extracurriculars #grades #college #volunteer


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Active May 25 at 10:43 PM

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Austin L. | PwC Experienced Associate, Advisory Hi John, Great question! I hate to say this, but you ...

What college extracurriculars should I focus on?

I'm starting college in the fall and am wondering what type of extracurriculars I should do. I'm aware of the many types that my school offers but I want to know how my time would be best spent as a pre-med student. I will of course do what I find enjoyable but I also want to know of any...

#pre-med #time-management #extracurriculars #college-advice


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Active Jun 03 at 01:40 PM

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Posted by Erykah W.’s Avatar Erykah W.
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Jacob Schwarber | Assurance Associate Hi, Erykah,I cannot speak to extracurriculars that can bolster a resume ...

How much extracurricular work is too much?

Graduate classes + a (mandatory) internship + a job = Too much? My graduate program requires me to work an internship. My financial situation requires me to work another job. But after the homework, the interning, and the work days -- will I miss out on school organizations, meetings,...

#timemanagement #internship #extracurriculars #worried #job #organization #workstudy


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Active Apr 18 at 08:13 PM

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Posted by Kelly F.’s Avatar Kelly F.
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Amanda Jungwirth | Proposal Manager at Dell Hi Kelly, I know many students are in a similar situation ...

Advice for extracurricular activities?

I am going to a four-year college in the fall, and I want to participate in extracurricular activities. I know it will look better on my college resume, and possibly open up the door for more scholarships However, I have panic disorder and am not very good around large groups of people. I am...

#college #extracurriculars #art #scholarships


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Active Apr 15 at 08:42 PM

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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Participating in such activities related to your career area is very ...

What are some of the extracurrciulars I should have on my resume for competitive schools and medical schools?

I'm kind of confused on which extracurriculars to join that will make my resume look good for competitive schools and medical schools in general. Are there any specific must-haves I should have like NHS? What are some of the extra ones that will also look good? #extracurriculars...

#student-clubs #resume-writing #resume-building


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Active Apr 05 at 02:19 PM

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Carole Curtis | Director of Career Services at CareerPlex USA / ... Hi Hanan: This is a complicated question because there are many ...

Are there any particular clubs that would be beneficial post-college?

I'm curious if there are any specific fields of clubs anyone would recommend that might help me post-college. I'm talking about non-frats, since my transfer college doesn't offer those. #extracurriculars #student-clubs #college...



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Active Aug 08 at 04:28 AM

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Posted by Ian D.’s Avatar Ian D.
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Timothy Cook | Engineer and graduate of GA Tech Well Ian, the answer is definitely "yes." Which clubs are most ...

How time consuming are Extracurricular activities in college?

High school activities are often a big commitment. For someone in college for engineering will it be too much? #extracurriculars...



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Active Mar 20 at 07:36 PM

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Junli (June) Zhong | Experienced Associate at PwC It depends on what you want to do. Consider: physical or ...

Is it too late to be involved in extracurricular activities HS Junior Year?

I remember when I was just an upcoming freshman at my high school and I was eager to get involved with my school and the community around me. However... I'm getting more and more stressed out on one area where colleges/universities like to see in their applications: extracurriculars. I haven't...

#extracurriculars #college-admissions #uci


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Active Mar 23 at 05:48 PM

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Posted by Lauren S.’s Avatar Lauren S.
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Taylor Hanzlik | Risk Assurance Associate at PwC Hi Lauren, thanks for submitting a question! Even though you're a ...

How do I make sure that my academic and extracurricular life are well-balanced?

I am in my first year of college and trying to figure out the right balance for my involvement with clubs and academics. What is a good level of involvement that I should try to achieve?...



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Active Mar 07 at 08:23 PM

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Alexis K. Ellis | Self-Published Author Hi, Hannah. The best way I would balance clubs and academics, ...

How does volunteering help you get into college?

At what level would volunteer hours help you get into college? people did a lot of volunteer works, but I don't know how do that would help you get into college. what information do people get from the volunteer works? #college #volunteerhours #collegeadives #collegeadministration...

#extracurriculars #college-admissions #volunteering #college-advice


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Active Aug 20 at 02:09 PM

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Suzanne McHenry | Senior Manager at PwC Hi Joy - What a great question! Volunteering is a great ...

Around how many extra curriculars should I involve myself in each year?

Unsure if I can have good time management and also get the grades I need....



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Active Jan 26 at 03:09 AM

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Posted by Tiffany K.’s Avatar Tiffany K.
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M. Lavern Douglas | Office Manager at clearchoicecapital, Genealogists, Content Marketer Dedication: Instead of seeing you jump around from activity to activity, ...
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Eula Biezen | Owner & Interior Designer Dear Tiffany, We all have the same amount of time, (24 ...

How do I effectively balance my classes, extra-curricular activities, and new life as a freshman in college?

I plan on going into college optimistically, as I wish to make the most of my new path in life. However, starting an entirely new life in unfamiliar territory away from home, I wonder if there is a certain mindset or routine I could use to adapt to my new situation. I plan on taking rigorous...

#work-life-balance #extracurriculars


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Active Jan 25 at 03:53 AM

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Posted by Christopher H.’s Avatar Christopher H.
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Janine Perry | Researcher & Strategist Try going in with a "heck yes or no" mentality. Think ...

How involved should I be in college?

I’m going to be graduating high school very soon and then entering college. I want to be able to be involved in college, but I want to know when too much is too much. #highschoolsenior #college...



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Active Sep 04 at 02:45 PM

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Posted by Elizabeth H.’s Avatar Elizabeth H.
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Bryant Gomer | Education Manager at Hi Elizabeth, I think it's great that you are already thinking ...

How much do extracurricular activities matter?

I am a junior in high school and have a strong work ethic for academics, but I am not athletically or musicially talented. I am in swimming and in orchestra, but I am not the best at those activities. Will it effect my chance to become successful in life?...



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Active Oct 09 at 06:39 PM

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Posted by Sohaib A.’s Avatar Sohaib A.
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Maia Cantini | Talent Acquisition Partner - Iberia & Italy- at ... Hi, I suppose is important to dedicate time to extracuriccular activities ...

What kind of activities could I expect going into college?

I usually have a lot of spare time on my hands and would like to spend it doing fun things. #extracurriculars...



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Active Sep 20 at 03:22 AM

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Serge V. Vaval, M.P.A. | Career Advisor Hi Zainab J.During my college experience, I had the opportunity to ...

Do extracurriculars really matter in high school and does it look better to take college classes rather than AP courses?

My school does not offer many extracurriculars and does not have any AP classes but there are college classes provided. #college #high-school-classes #classes #extracurriculars...



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Active Feb 16 at 02:18 AM

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Posted by Paula M.’s Avatar Paula M.
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Richard Sodon | Technical Product Manager - Making products and services ... From my experience extracurricular activities do matter because it shows you ...

What are some good ways to make connections and get ahead while still in college?

Also, how can I land an internship in college and what year of college is best to complete one? What other things should I do in college to give me a more competitive edge for jobs when I graduate? #jobs #internships #extracurriculars #graduation #college...



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Active May 16 at 04:36 PM

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Posted by Tamron S.’s Avatar Tamron S.
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Paras Shah | Assurance Senior Associate at PwC Hi Tamron - great question. To answer the first part of ...

How important are extracurriculars to grad school?

In high school, extracurricular clubs and activities are a big part of college applications. When applying for grad school, is this the same way? Or do grad schools just look for consistently high grades? #grades #extracurriculars #grad #graduate-school ##gradschool #graduateschool...

#student-clubs #undergraduate


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Active Apr 22 at 05:44 AM

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Posted by Mariam I.’s Avatar Mariam I.
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Stacy L. Peazant | Higher Education Professional | Academic & Student Affairs ... Hi Mariam,Graduate admission committees will likely focus on your academic record, ...

How should I go about getting involved on my campus?

I transferred into my current university halfway through my freshman year. I'm a junior now and I still struggle to find clubs and activities on campus that I can get involved in; any tips for a shy guy trying to get involved on campus? #college #introvert...



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Active Nov 28 at 08:45 PM

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Posted by Ethan G.’s Avatar Ethan G.
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Laura Bridgeman | Customer Care Advocate Hey Ethan! In addition to looking for clubs that meet your ...

Do CSU's look at your extracirricular activites?

I have frequently heard that California state schools like Calpoly do not view your Extracurricular activities and they only view your academic achievements. Is this true or is that just a myth? #csu #california #college #extracurriculars...



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Active Nov 14 at 06:17 PM

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Posted by Nicky C.’s Avatar Nicky C.
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Stephanie Nowlen | Assurance Associate at PwC San Jose Hi!This is somewhat true. CSUs do mainly look at your academic ...

What's the best way to approach clubs in college?

I'm a senior looking to decide how and what kind of clubs, I want to approach and join next year. #college #college-bound #extracurriculars #college-recruiting...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:55 PM

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Jamie Neville | Museum Educator Go to as many initial meetings as possible. Meet the people, ...

How do I manage time effectively?

I am a junior in high school and one skill that i need to grasp is time management. I am a person who is always hyperactive but I also get distracted a lot and I want to know what it takes to manage my time more effectively. I ask this because I still need to learn how to finish my schoolwork...

#time-management #management #higher-education #extracurriculars #students #personal-development


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Active Mar 04 at 01:10 AM

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Is volunteering a lot enough to make me stand out when applying to colleges?

I am homeschooled, so I don't have very many extracurricular activity opportunities. I do volunteer a lot, usually 150-200 hours a year. Will that be enough to make me stand out when I apply to colleges, or no? Thanks! #college #business #education #higher-education #volunteering...

#community-service #extracurriculars


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Active Feb 27 at 01:07 PM

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Eula Biezen | Owner & Interior Designer Is volunteering a lot enough to make me stand out when ...

What are things outside of school considered extra curricular?

Other than volunteering, what's another way I can get extra curriculars outside of school? #school #extracurriculars...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:53 PM

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Nina Chaney | Team Coordinator Red Cross at the booth for blood drive, Volunteer at your ...

What extracurricular activity should college student do to help build their Resume?

My dream job as a child is to be in hospitality industry, so I am asking to get some point of idea to help me get in that field. #business #extracurriculars...



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Active Feb 27 at 01:08 PM

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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi, Extracurriculars List by Category Note: not all schools will offer ...

Should high school students be focused on doing extracurricular activities based off of what they would want to major in college?

I have a friend who really wants to become a doctor, and almost all her extracurricular activities are tied around medicine. She did a medical program in Harvard, volunteers at a hospital, etc. Would she have a better chance of getting in somewhere because she knows what she wants and is doing...

#extracurriculars #volunteering #career #university #university-applications #career-choice #career-counseling #career-path


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Active Feb 27 at 01:06 PM

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Posted by Daniella F.’s Avatar Daniella F.
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Hope LeNoir | Career Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Author Hi, Daniella. Ken is absolutely right. Your friend is doing a ...

Where can a person go to learn cryptography and ciphers?

I am interested in making a hobby out of these two things and I am wondering where exactly I can go to acquire such skills? If anyone knows anything on this subject it would be much appreciated for any pointers in the right direction! #extracurriculars #hobbies #cryptography...



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Active Nov 19 at 10:16 PM

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Edmond Momartin | Sr. Technology Security & Compliance AT&T | ISSA-LA ... Besides Alifia's excellent information, I'd suggest looking up the FAST student ...

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