Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150 word limit) “Sweet dreams are made of this!” I belted confidently along with the entire team. Three years ago, when I first joined Speech, I would have never predicted I’d be karaoke-ing to the Eurythmics in front of everyone. As an awkward, science-y, and cautious freshman, Speech was intimidating. The members were dedicated, spontaneous, and unafraid of judgement. I didn’t understand them, and I had absolutely no idea that I would eventually become one of them. I ended up joining, and after three years of doing crazy vocal warm-ups with this team and dancing during award ceremonies, I learned more than just public speaking. In a competitive world, my team taught me to stay focused but also let loose. As captain this year, I would like to say I’m less awkward, but that’s not the case. However, I am more willing to speak up, share my weirdness, and of course, sing karaoke. With the understanding that the choice of academic school you indicated is not binding, explain why you are applying to that particular school of study. (150 word limit) My chubby fingers sift through the sand, looking for agates to add to my pile. By the end of recess, my pile was higher than everyone else’s. For this, I was named “Agate Queen” of the sandbox. At 3 years old, I felt like royalty. Almost 15 years later, I’m still digging, but now, I dig much deeper. I dig into the mysteries of neuroscience,
My most meaningful moment in Gamma Phi Beta was the day I was elected Chapter President. Throughout my life, I have never been very confident in myself or my abilities. During the whole election process, I was expressing a lot of self doubt. I didn’t know if I could hold a position, let alone help lead our chapter. My hesitation soon disappeared when my sisters wanted me to become president. Without my sisters supporting me and encouraging me, I would not be as a happy as I am, nor would I be as confident as I am today. Gamma Phi Beta has given me so many meaningful memories, but the most important thing that Gamma Phi beta has given me is confidence in
Joining Model Congress was the best decision I made in my freshman year, and probably my high school career. When I first joined the club I never expected to be a part of a family that respected me for who I was. The familial aspect of Model Congress was the reason why I stayed in Model Congress, and as an officer, I want incoming freshmen, and rising sophomores to recognize the familial aspect of Model Congress. I was never good at public speaking. I was always a shy kid who would never be able to go up, in front of my class, and present. I felt insecure, I thought people would judge me on my voice, and my weaknesses. When I first heard about Model Congress the primary reason why I joined was because I wanted to improve my public speaking, and increase my
Throughout high school, I have participated in numerous school sports and activities. Cross county had a tremendous impact on my life and the lessons I have learned from the sport I will perpetually cherish. Another activity I have been a part of for three years is yearbook. I am the senior editor of the yearbook and have, thus, learned to engage my leadership skills. Additionally, choir is an activity I am passionate about. Singing is an escape from the chaos of my day and I revel in the joy it brings me. Furthermore, my two friends and I brought forth the idea of a cross country ski club at our school, and we initiated its formation.
During my sophomore year at Miami Dade College, I decided to run as the President of Phi Beta Lambda, which alongside Future Business Leaders of America is considered the largest career student organization in the world. I had the purpose of reaching and encouraging students, including Biology, Engineering, and Journalism majors to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that this organization offers every year. However, in order to do a successful job, I had to work as a team player alongside my club’s advisor and the rest of the officers. Our major project was to make the state and national conferences affordable to a broader range of students and prepared them for the competitive events.
I am applying to this opportunity because this it gives me a chance to succeed in life. Being able to go to this college it would give me a better chance to get a better job then going to a community college. I am choosing this college because I get to move far away from here. I also like this college because I will never have to have difficulties getting to school because of the snow, it will always be hot. In the matter of minutes I could walk to the beach and have fun. I've always dreamed of moving far away getting a fresh start and meeting new people.
Since my freshman year of high school, I have been involved in extracurricular activities ranging from volunteering at the animal shelter to being a member of the National English Honor Society. I enjoy lending my time to helping others as well as bettering my community.
Going into my senior year, I am one of the few juniors who can say I have had a regular place and appearance on Columbus’ Medley Service Club since freshman year. Medley Service Club has allowed me many leadership opportunities both within and outside the meetings. Within the meetings, I have taken leadership by note taking
When I read my name on the page that stated who had made the group I was overjoyed. I had actually made it into the girl’s showchoir, Sound Sensation, at my school. To my delight two years later I was admitted into the premier coed showchoir, Classic Connection. These two accomplishments have delineated my high school career. These accomplishments have presented me a family, new and diverse friends, including more mentors and role models than I could ever possibly count. In these past four years I have defined my life by the four pillars of these groups, the pillars of honor, pride, tradition and discipline. I have been taught honor, to honor the commitment I have made to the group as well as to honor my words and actions. I have been taught
I am convinced that all the things I have done in my personal life have helped me to learn how to leader many groups of people. Of all the people I have had to lead, I believe that the dance team is one of the places that I have gained the most experience. On the team, I have lead fourth
As I reflect, I return to the aforementioned question. How did two students become 65 students? How did the speech team momentum start? Fervor, passion, grit, or unabashed commitment to a cause? I think the real answer truly lies in love for kids - a desire to see them grow into incredible people who will make a positive impact on this world and find the right students to establish traditions, a culture that celebrates hard work, and loves to have fun. I am so grateful to have watched students grow as performers and speakers, discover the ability to stand tall in the face of failure, and be willing to show vulnerability in front of a crowd of people as they share ideas and messages that they hold close to their hearts. Our words are powerful. Our connections and the relationships we build allow us to accomplish extraordinary
When I started college I was not interested in joining any discourse community. Until one day my friends told me to rush a fraternity. I ended up signing up and going to the rush events. Then I found out that there was a fraternity called Alpha Tau Omega with the same interest as me. I started hanging out with those guys more and they started talking to me about what the fraternity is about and what they do. What caught my eye was when they said something about becoming a better leader because I was never good at speaking in front of others and being a leader. So the last day of rush week is pref night, which is when you go dressed nicely and have dinner with the fraternity you are thinking of joining. You also have to be interviewed by three
During my college career I gained experience through extracurricular activities that I took part in. My sophomore year I was ecstatic to be selected for an Honor’s English Literature course. Through the semester, four other students and I dove deep in the pages of Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. We discovered five different themes used in the novel and created a powerpoint presentation, which we then delivered to the rest of the class. I enjoyed the research process and felt like I learned a lot more than I normally would have had I not been selected for the course. In my senior year, I was honored to be chosen by faculty to be one of the first two undergraduate teaching assistants. My duties involved composing a lecture, delivering
How Important Are Extracurricular Activities for your college application? Do schools really care what clubs you joined, what sports you played, what charity you may have volunteered for, or what musical instrument you possibly tried to master?