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Ebay business; extracarric?

ancalimeancalime Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
edited April 2008 in College Admissions
Hello guys. I am a junior and was talking to one of my senior friends about college and stuff. I mentioned that I owned a small business on Ebay which I just started a few months back. He said this is a great extracarricular to not only put down, but also one I should really focus on and even write my essay on.

Before talking to him, I never thought of my business being an extracarricular. I also thought that having an EBAY business in particular could be viewed as shady since Ebay is not the most honest of places. Am I wrong in thinking this? I am pretty much set on applying for business programs in such schools as Emory, Carnegie, etc...

Basically, do you agree with what my senior friend told me? Thanks and I greatly appreciate any input.
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Replies to: Ebay business; extracarric?

  • ButternutButternut Registered User Posts: 2,002 Senior Member
    Yeah, I'd definetly put it down. Starting your own business is great, especially when applying to business schools. :)
  • Gryffon5147Gryffon5147 Registered User Posts: 3,765 Senior Member
    Yes... especially if you're making some kind of profit.
  • ancalimeancalime Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Thank you for the replies guys. Right now I am on track to make about $4k-$5k a year. I do plan to greatly expand it this summer though to hopefully make it more impressive.

    Is this kind of thing a big deal though? Like will it really help me out in what would otherwise be reach school?
  • goyanks193goyanks193 Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    I had a similar "business," but made nowhere near as much money and wrote essays about it. I wouldn't say it would "get you into your reach school," but sure, it can add to your application if you put it forth well.
  • SparklingJuiceSparklingJuice Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    Isn't it illegal to sell on eBay if you are under 18? It's one of the agreements on the website. But then, I'm still not 100% sure.
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