Getting into college is about more than making grades and scoring high on tests. Admissions counselors want to know what kind of person you are, in addition to what kind of student you will be. Volunteering is just another part of the admissions puzzle that students need to consider. So, we're sharing this awesome story about volunteer service that we found on the Huffington Post. Check it out and then head over to Facebook and tell us what you do to volunteer in your community!
As college admissions have dropped across the board, high school seniors are more pressured than ever to distinguish themselves from the competition. But when it comes to the service portion of the application process, admissions officers have a tip on how to stand out.
Commit to one cause over a long period of time, a recent Do Something survey revealed.
Do Something, an organization that encourages young people to volunteer and contribute to their communities, surveyed admissions officers from 32 of the top universities in the country, ranked by US News & World Report. Seventy percent of those queried said they prefer to see a student who sticks with one cause, not one who dabbles in a laundry list of volunteer opportunities.
"It is clear that passion and commitment to something bigger play a key role in their decisions," the authors of the survey noted. "Taking the lead to bring about change in a community will help set a student apart from his or her peers, but communicating depth in that experience is also a determining factor for admissions' officers."