|By Lizze555 (Lizze555) on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 08:02 pm: Edit|
i'm going to be a sophmore in high school, here are my current extracurriculars. is this enough so far?
Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor society)
Science Honor society
cross country (made sections)
winter track (made sections)
spring track (6th in counties) (made sections)
and i went to various big track meets
48 hours of community service at meals on wheels
i'm planning to do yearbook, national honor society, english honor society, big brother and sister, habitat for humanity, and perhaps get a job at a nearby university as a lab helper along with continuing my current extracurriculars, and perhaps enter various big track meets in the future. is there anything else that i should participate in to ensure my chances? and can anyone tell me how you got in?
|By Mm314 (Mm314) on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 09:03 pm: Edit|
quality not quantity is what Harvard looks for with EC's.
|By Me41 (Me41) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 07:18 pm: Edit|
do what you enjoy... and you'll be fine
|By Dm101 (Dm101) on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 06:55 pm: Edit|
well me41, I wish that was true, but if by "fine" you mean having good enough extracurriculars for harvard acceptance then thats not necessarily the case. if what one enjoys doing doesnt have opportunities for titles of leadership or awards then its hard for a college to measure involvement. also what one enjoys doing does not necessarily match what harvard--or any school-- looks for in a candidate.
|By Me41 (Me41) on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 09:50 pm: Edit|
I think you definately have a point... for a lot of people, doing what they "enjoy" would be sitting home and watching TV all night-- which probably isn't what schools look for in a applicant. So- to some extent, you have to try new things-- even if you don't love them... however, i think that it is very important to a school that a candidate has a passion for what they do-- instead of a long list of meaningless activities. If a person has a passion for what they do--"involvement" will be shown in some way... besides... is it really worth it to go to harvard if you've spent your four high school years doing something that you hate... maybe you'd answer Yes right now... but i doubt it in maybe 20 years... just my opinion.
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