Do extracurriculars in UG matter if you have WE?

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bigkahuna2020
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Do extracurriculars in UG matter if you have WE?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:14 pm

I participated in literally NO extracurriculars in UG (and the only people that did at my school were honestly average students who liked to get free drink tickets, it wasn't a school with a ton of school spirit). I spent my time doing research (two theses, held a research job), learning a new language, biking the city etc. I also have ~1.5 years WE (work with a few gaps) in the two years since.

Do you guys think a literally blank extracurricular section will hurt me if they see I did all this in UG, or should I try to put in a cycling association I was in, or something lame like "learned french"?

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Re: Do extracurriculars in UG matter if you have WE?

Postby thegor1987 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:20 pm

The general rule of thumb for this is that extracurriculars can help you if you already have the numbers for the school, but they wont help you get into a reach.

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Re: Do extracurriculars in UG matter if you have WE?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:21 pm

Cool, thanks. Any other insights?

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Re: Do extracurriculars in UG matter if you have WE?

Postby hokie » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:29 pm

Although a blank section for extracurriculars never looks good, as long you have competitive numbers, you will be fine. Softs will very rarely make or break you.




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