Now, we come to the heart of the package. Extracurriculars are basically what enable them to differentiate you from the rest of the fish in the ocean – what you like to do, what major accomplishments have you done, etc. Start freshman year for all extracurriculars so that colleges see dedication. Many people state, “It’s better to have a few activities that you’re dedicated to rather than a lot that you only do for a year”. This is true in a sense. But it’s even better to have a lot of activities that you’re dedicated to than a few.
We will dive deep into each specific type of extracurricular activity, starting with community service, clubs, & leadership, and ending with academic teams/national awards, athletics and the arts, and internships, research, and camps.