Even though the new year just began, now is the time to start planning your summer activities. Admissions officers like to see that students have done something with their summers – whether it’s going to camp, working at an ice cream shop or attending an academic program or internship – anything is better than nothing. … Continue reading Summer STEM activities
There is considerable pressure on current middle- and high-school students to choose what career path they want to pursue, years before they are required to select a college or a major. While this is not necessarily fair, many students feel they must decide their collegiate trajectory as early as possible in order to be competitive … Continue reading Gaining the Skills and Experiences You Need to Succeed
Families often ask us what the correct extracurricular strategy or path is for their student. However, the best route for one student may look very different from another student. The reality is there isn’t one way to create a unique profile. In fact the very idea of a singular path to a distinctive extracurricular experience … Continue reading Creating an extracurricular strategy
Sophomores and juniors in high school have so much to do. You’re reading, writing, problem-solving, creating, collaborating and practicing, all while you’re spending time with friends and family and trying to figure out what you care about most. When you start thinking about applying to college, you may wonder about the role activities play in … Continue reading What are extracurricular activities for?
College admissions officers consider many factors, including your GPA and rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include on your application, and why? Consider joining clubs as early as freshman year. Maybe you’re not sure which clubs you’ll like and which ones you won’t like … Continue reading With extracurricular activities, less can mean more