Participating in your high school’s campus organizations is an important part of being an active member in your community. In fact, colleges look for your leadership in these organizations. With so many activities to choose from, choosing the appropriate clubs can be a daunting task. Similar to choosing the right courses, our consultants will help you find activities and organizations that are right for you.
Future veterinarians might volunteer in animal shelters. Future social workers might serve in soup kitchens. These are just a few ways high school students volunteer in their communities, and there are many more opportunities around us. Volunteering is important because it demonstrates participation in the world around you and provides great opportunities to show colleges the things you really care about. Our consultants will work with you to locate volunteer opportunities that help you to become engaged in your community and also serve a strategic purpose in your overall application strategy.
Sports / Athletics
Many high school students participate in sports. Soccer, baseball, badminton, lacrosse–we’ve worked with students from all. Participating in athletics is a great way to do something you love while also presenting yourself as a well-rounded applicant to colleges. We can work with you in balancing your schedule so that you can do it all: classes, test prep, sports, volunteering, clubs, and whatever else you love. We respect your busy schedule and we’ll give you the strategies you need to maintain it.
Depending on your interests and academic desires, you might want to take part in a summer program. Past students have participated in programs such as the Summer Science Program affiliated with CalTech, the COSMOS program for high-achieving math students, and the MOSAIC program for aspiring journalists, among others. Programs of this type can help you decide if you’re really meant to be the math professor you’ve always wanted to be, and also give you a chance to put into practice all the things you learn in the classroom. We’ll work with you to find programs based on your needs, interests, and plans for the future.
A signature project is a self-organized initiative addressing a need in the community, (re)inventing a product or service, or partnering with an uncommon organization working to achieve a goal. This extra-curricular project is intended for self-disciplined, high-achieving students who are inherently creative and want to challenge themselves. If this sounds like you, our consultants will collaborate with you to get you started on your new social venture, tech start-up, or whatever it might be. We often tell our students that extracurriculars must be as unique and relevant as possible, and signature projects are about as good as it gets.