Starting a Business in High School, How Will That Help Me?
Hey guys, I just stumbled upon this site and thought I'd ask this question that's been bugging me for a while. By the way this IS another post asking about the likelihood of me getting into a particular school, I assume you get a lot of these sorts of questions, but I'll ask it anyway.
So here's a little info about me:
I have had a B to high B average so far in high school, (I am halfway through my Junior year now) and I have participated in track both freshman year and sophomore year. This last summer I took part in the AdCamp from U of I and it took place in Chicago and it was a camp that helped high school students prepare for a major or at least take a look at an advertising major.
And this year I have been admitted into the Young Entrepreneur Academy that happened to be operating at my high school. This program helps you set up an actual business and eventually requires you to speak to a mock investor panel that can provide start up money to you for your business, the only thing that makes it different from an actual investor panel is that you don't need to pay back the money they give you, although you can if you would like to. And I got into this club/activity thinking that it would be just another thing that I could put on my application, but it has turned out that my business apparently has a true chance of being successful with the revenue for my first year of operation being somewhere between $30,000 and $50,000. And even higher in my 2nd year.
So what I'm asking is how much this improves my chances of getting into U of I w/ only about a high B average (3.2 GPA) or any other college, for that matter.
Sorry if I had a lot of errors while writing this, I am kinda in a rush here to go somewhere.
Any input would be great though!