Summer break is an important opportunity for students to add credentials to their college application. Students can travel, do volunteer work, study for the SAT, or participate in academic summer programs. There are countless different summer programs out there but they are not all created equal.
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Volunteering in your community is a great way to give back, learn new skills, establish a professional network, and demonstrate responsibility. Its also a way to further explore and test whether you want to pursue a career in areas that currently interest you. For students interested in the social sciences, there are several types of community service opportunities that you can explore.
So you got the internship you had your sights on! Congratulations, it's a great accomplishment and you can breath a sigh of relieve that you have your summer sorted. But there are some things you can do to prepare yourself between now and your start date, to make sure you get the most of your internship.
Are you looking for community service opportunities that relate to STEM? If you’re headed on the STEM track, you should look for volunteer opportunities that allow you to practice and provide your expertise in science, technology, engineering or math.
As promised, we are back with our book recommendations for February! If you missed our first post in January, we talked about the positive impact a love for reading can have on college readiness.
In the midst of college applications, extracurricular activities, and school assignments it is important to allow yourself to come to a quiet place and wind down. One thing that can help you destress after an insane day or a never-ending week is immersing yourself in a book.
The foundation of my career didn’t start after college. Instead it started with a conversation with a customer at a grocery store checkout counter during high school.
The summer is still six months away, and for most high school students, planning it is furthest from their mind. But deadlines for many of the more selective and free programs fall in December and January and early planning will ensure that your summer is filled with a variety of valuable and worthwhile activities.
Many students ask us how important extracurricular activities are in the college admissions process. It is fairly clear that academics are an important part of admissions, but which parts of the extracurricular story are actually important and how do you determine that? Here at Empowerly, we have spent the past 6 years understanding what colleges care about and helping thousands of students through the college admissions process. In this article, we use our data sorting tool to help you determine how important extracurricular activities are.