Extracurriculars at a T10 (Minus Yale and Stanford)?

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Extracurriculars at a T10 (Minus Yale and Stanford)?

Postby jc177 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:32 am

How much do extracurriculars matter to schools in the T10? I'm a transfer student at my current institution (meaning that I have only 2 years of study here), and I felt that maintaining a solid GPA was a huge time commitment. Consequently, I have ZERO extracurriculars at my current institution. Will this adversely affect my chances for admission? If so, by how much? Will it help to join an informal club during my last semester of undergrad?

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Re: Extracurriculars at a T10 (Minus Yale and Stanford)?

Postby icechicken » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:01 am

Extracurriculars in college usually don't matter and, to the limited extent that they do, it's not a problem you could fix by showing up to some meetings next semester. If your resume is feeling a little thin you can remedy that with work experience + personal interests/hobbies.

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Re: Extracurriculars at a T10 (Minus Yale and Stanford)?

Postby jc177 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:43 am

icechicken wrote:Extracurriculars in college usually don't matter and, to the limited extent that they do, it's not a problem you could fix by showing up to some meetings next semester. If your resume is feeling a little thin you can remedy that with work experience + personal interests/hobbies.


I see. Would it be appropriate to list personal interests/hobbies on a resume? Thank you so much!

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Re: Extracurriculars at a T10 (Minus Yale and Stanford)?

Postby proteinshake » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:04 pm

jc177 wrote:
icechicken wrote:Extracurriculars in college usually don't matter and, to the limited extent that they do, it's not a problem you could fix by showing up to some meetings next semester. If your resume is feeling a little thin you can remedy that with work experience + personal interests/hobbies.


I see. Would it be appropriate to list personal interests/hobbies on a resume? Thank you so much!

yes that's fine



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