|By Bballplayer (Bballplayer) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 04:32 pm: Edit|
To all you acceptees to these elite schools:Williams, Amherst, Stanford, Harvard, Georgetown, Princeton,and/or anyone. I'm a sophomore how can i stand out from the crowd when i apply to college in 2yrs. What kind of awards do they like to see. Academically, I'm fine.I am taking most demanding courses. My Ecs are average Forensics, Model UN etc. I want to major in political science/int'l relations. Please help me i don't want to be another face in the crowd.
|By Caseyatthebat (Caseyatthebat) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 05:04 pm: Edit|
Bballplayer-- Any chance you'll be a recruited athlete at any of these schools, some of which play D-III sports?
|By Momsdream (Momsdream) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 05:16 pm: Edit|
I can't say, for certain, what adcoms want to see. But, I think they want to see that you have a passion to which you have dedicated your time and energy....and possibly reached a regional or national recognition level. It might not be as hard as you think....IF you think outside of the box. Do you have a passion? If so, be creative about how to be recognized....don't just strive to win competitions that have been around for years and years....make up something new. Do more than just compete....INNOVATE.
Very brief story....
My son was running for the Presidency of an organization. The campaign rules had long been established as this election had taken place annually for more than 50 years. My son reviewed the rules and decided that he could send a letter to the voters, outlining his past contributions and his future plans for success...and asking for their vote. He timed the mailing so that the letter reached their homes the day before the ballot arrived. He won....landslide. However, some of the parents (those who were supporting his opposition) complained to the election officals, claiming that my son violated the rules because NOBODY HAD EVER sent letters before. My son's reaction was ...."shame on those candidates!"
My point is...do something new and different...even age-old interests can be transformed by the right visionary.
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