Category Archives: Extracurricular
It’s that time of the summer … it’s half way over and we are all realizing that the school year is going to begin sooner than we think. Parents and Students… this is a great time to start reviewing your extracurricular activities outside of the classroom. Wolf College Consulting is here to help.
Many students try to involve themselves in too many activities. Others do not find meaningful activities that will give them the skills and passions that colleges are looking for. And, others focus too narrowly on sports and do not have a strong resume outside of sports activities.
Below are some extracurricular activities colleges love to see in your admissions profile:
· Student Government or ASB
· Debate Team, Mock Trial
· Academic Teams: Math, Business, Environment, etc.
· The Arts: Music, Theatre and Visual Arts
· Diversity / Multicultural Clubs
· Community Service
· School Newspaper
Overwhelmed at this list… do not be. You cannot participate in all of these extracurricular activities and colleges do not expect you to. What is important is to show commitment, leadership, passion a growth. But remember… colleges would like to see 4-6 different types of activities on your resume – not just sports. Wolf College Consulting is here to help you discover what extracurricular activities might be best for you. Let us know how we can help.
Summer Time is a great time to relax, enjoy time with friends and family, have fun, build your college resume and prepare for college. Wolf College Consulting has some great tips on what to do this summer.
1) Participate in interesting activities: Summer is a great time to act on your interests, passions and goals. You can do this through internships, volunteer work, clubs or paid positions. Try something creative and productive that reflects your area of interest. For example — if you want to be a doctor, see if you can get a filing job in a doctor’s office, or see if you can volunteer for Red Cross… There are so many great options that can not only help you build your resume, but you can have fun at the same time.
2) Visit some college campuses: Although summer is not the ideal time to visit a campus (due to classes not being in session), sometimes it is your only opportunity to visit campuses. If you are going on a family vacation, plan to visit some campuses near your vacation destination (or on the way). Visiting local colleges is also a great idea. Even though classes are not in session, there are always students working on-campus — make sure to talk to them and ask some questions about the campus community.
3) For Rising Seniors — start your college essays, build your resume and start your applications. Many applications go live on August 1, but you can still start your essays, resumes and academic recommendation requests before the applications are online — just check with the school to make sure their essays have not changed since last year.
4) Study for the SAT/ACT exams — The summer is a great time to focus your studying on the SAT and ACT exams. There are great online and book resources that can be very helpful.
5) Read, Read, Read… Reading is the best way to improve vocabulary and prepare for standardized tests. While reading, make sure to have a dictionary handy for unfamiliar words.
6) Contact Wolf College Consulting to see how their services can help your college planning and application needs.