Most ppls applications are so boring

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By Mitwannabe (Mitwannabe) on Saturday, March 08, 2003 - 01:17 am: Edit

president of chess club
treasurer amnesty international
track and field team
member, national honor society
member, key club

I think every damn kid in american has those on their app, it's so repetitive, what's interesting to top universities, ie. MIT, caltech, princeton, harvard etc.?

By Thedad (Thedad) on Saturday, March 08, 2003 - 03:42 am: Edit

be a bagpipe player
have a passion for collecting license plates
be a native Latvian speaker
have your own software company
be homeless AND do community service
publish poetry in THE NEW YORKER
be appointed to your city's transportation commission

Stuff where the adcom folks say..."We haven't seen one of these for a while!"

By Eerit (Eerit) on Saturday, March 08, 2003 - 03:58 am: Edit

What if I built a robot, on my own, from scratch (not using basic stamps or any other programmable devices) ?

By Kalitiha (Kalitiha) on Saturday, March 08, 2003 - 04:29 am: Edit

I haven't done a single one of the first list of things. And yet, my ECs are still pretty full, and interesting to me.

By Microcephalic (Microcephalic) on Saturday, March 08, 2003 - 07:58 am: Edit

Boring? No.

Inflated and exaggerated? A lot of the time! =)

By Cruelfate (Cruelfate) on Saturday, March 08, 2003 - 11:57 am: Edit

I don't think someone is boring just because of their personal interests. If you aren't interested in stuff that IVY league schools consider GREAT than maybe you just aren't cut out for the school. Most of us aren't and that is why most of us won't get in.

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