Building your resume: You know that extracurricular activities are important. But simply joining every club in your school is not going to get you that acceptance letter. Here, it’s best to start early. Do things you want to do, so you can stay with that activity for multiple years. If there is a leadership position (i.e. president of the Honor Society, varsity volleyball captain, recycling club secretary) apply for it! Taking responsibility shows. If you’re not much of a club joiner, apply for contests and scholarships. Winning an NFAA Arts Award is not only prestigious; it’ll also get you some cash! And if you’re athletic, of course, colleges want to hear about that too.
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