Extracurricular activities add personality to your portfolio when applying to university and demonstrate the presence of diverse interests and skills.
Extracurricular activities are the skills that you will gain outside of the school curriculum. These activities can include: sports, music, drama, debates, academic competitions, internships, summer courses, and volunteering.
Extracurricular activities add personality to your portfolio when applying to university and demonstrate the presence of diverse interests and skills. It is important to note that 15-30% of enrollment decisions are based on the student's extracurricular profile.
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Volunteering is an unpaid activity in which a person voluntarily spends their time helping non-profit organizations or people in need of support and social support.
Volunteering will be a good addition to your personal statement, as it shows that you can be responsible, caring, and not afraid of hard work. Volunteering not only provides opportunities to acquire new skills and give them back to the community, but it can also help increase your confidence in the professional environment. For example, volunteering in a position that interests you as a career can introduce you to the industry and business processes, leading to the development of your skill set. Ultimately, by applying new skills, you will become more confident and easily cope with future professional situations, such as job interviews, job fairs, or networking events.
But volunteering doesn't always have to be linked to your desired career. There are different types of volunteering that can be fun and at the same time useful for your personal growth, from teaching music to the children of your neighbors for free to helping build houses in Peru.
Volunteering can really set you apart for the admissions committee, so it's very important to think about it right now.
If you are interested in volunteering, we can help you find the most amazing options in different parts of the world. This opportunity will be unforgettable for you!
Internships can also be useful when applying to a university. Working part-time in a particular field shows your interest in a particular direction.
You will be able to get acquainted with the work in the company in which you want to work, but also acquire skills that will be useful to you in the future.
An internship can also be useful in terms of choosing a career field. Let's say that today you really love animals and dream of someday becoming a veterinarian and decide to take an internship in this direction. But while working, you realize that this specialty is not suitable for you. It may also be that you decide to become a doctor or get carried away with a passion for bio-medical sciences.
We strongly recommend that prospective students try out an interested career path, as this will help you decide on the field of study of subjects/faculties at the university.
Our team will be happy to advise you on the topic of the internship and, if necessary, help you create a CV and Resume.
Summer courses are another way to show your academic interest in certain subjects. The admissions committee selects students who take summer courses at the world's leading universities. You can go to Harvard and feel like a local student for the whole 3 weeks!
This unique opportunity will help you understand what it's like to be a student, because classes are held in the universities themselves, and the teachers are real professors.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that places for summer courses should be booked in advance due to high demand. Our team can recommend courses in different countries and help you register.
If you have any questions, you can ask them to us!