Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Please take a moment to read our updated TOS, Privacy Policy, and Forum Rules.

ECs for Top 25 schools

Zlakhani1Zlakhani1 Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
edited July 2009 in College Admissions
I'm sure you've heard this before but I need some insight. How are these ECs for Top 25 schools? Any constructive criticism or advice in general is extremely appreciated.

Community Service Experience:
Worked at Health Central from July 2006 – July 2007 ; June 2009 – Present. Worked at information desk helping people find there way around hospitals. Worked on Surgical Care Unit and Medical Surgical Unit. (170 hours and counting)

Brookdale Senior Living Home: July 2008 – present. Fed residents, entertained with board games, bingo, crossword puzzles. (50 hours and counting)

Orlando Ismaili Volunteer – 2003 – present. Helps with Ismaili religious services and community events. Active member. Once a week. 2 hours a week.

LEADERSHIP: Orlando Ismaili Volunteer Youth Leader – December 2008 – December 2009. Oversees Jamati functions and oversees community events. In charge of making sure youth volunteers do their jobs and attend in an orderly manner.
_________________________________________________________________________

Extra-Curricular Activities – 2008 Partnership Walk – helped run water obstacle course in order to educate people about lack of water in third world countries. (15 hours over two days)

Participated in 2007 Regional Ismaili Basketball Tournament in Miami, Florida – 15 and under. Played starting point guard. Participated in 2006 Regional Ismaili Basketball Tournament in Tampa, Florida – 15 and under. Played starting point guard. Participated in 2006 Regional Ismaili Football Tournament in Orlando, Florida – 15 and under. Played quarterback. Coached Orlando 15 and under team in 2008 Regional Ismaili tournament in Orlando, Florida.

Student in Orlando Religious Education Center since second grade. Every Saturday from 3:30 pm – 6: 30 pm, we learn about Islamic history, culture, beliefs and study other religions in comparison to Islam in order to promote pluralism and to understand worldly and spiritual matters in an increasingly efficient manner and to gain a better understanding of our culture and history.

Took part in Student Leadership Conference (SLC) for Orlando Region. Went through training exercises to be a better leader and to give speeches and increase ability to orate. 8 day program (Saturday and Sunday every week for one month). Created mock speeches, advertisements, and campaigns. Tackled global issues regarding everything from environmental problems to educational and health problems in third world countries. Also took a close look at reasons for manmade catastrophes like problems in Darfur and other genocides throughout history.
________________________________________________________________________

School clubs or organizations:

LEADERSHIP: People for Hours (now known as CASA) – Vice President and Co-Founder for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years. Worked to provide community service opportunities for freshman and sophomore students in IB program. Worked primarily to provide CAS opportunities for juniors in IB program. Worked actively with organizations such as Base Camp and Brookdale Senior Living as well as organized sporting activities in Osprey Park as well as obtaining spots in the 2008 Partnership Walk water obstacle course for members of People for Hours in order to provide multiple opportunities and venues for members of the club to gain CAS and community service hours. Held meetings once a week every Tuesday in Ms.Heath’s room for 30 minutes. Held at least one event a week if not more.

LEADERSHIP: Key Club – Secretary for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years. Worked to provide community service opportunities for members and engaged actively in the community with Kiwani sponsor from outside of school. Held meetings after school on Fridays in Mrs.Avarado’s room for 30 minutes.

LEADERSHIP:Muslim Student Association – Named Treasurer for 2009-2010 school year. Member all four years of high school. Worked in community service activities and other MSA functions. Attended meetings on two or three Thursdays a month for thirty minutes.

HOSA Club– member for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years. Participated in HOSA functions and attended meetings every month for thirty minutes.
ISA Club – member for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years. Participated in ISA functions and attended meetings every month for thirty minutes.

Bear to Bear Mentor – 2009 – 2010 school year. Will begin in July 2009 – May 2010.

Cypress Creek High School Tutor – 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years. Taught math, biology, history, English and Spanish. Every Tuesday 8:15 – 8:45. Tutored mostly juniors but also some sophomores.

National Honor Society Member – 2009-2010 school year

_________________________________________________________________________

I do know that I have to narrow the list down to 7 or 8 strong ECs but I'd appreciate advice regarding these ECs as a whole because I'm not completely sure which ones I will be using for my applications.

Sorry for it being so long!
Post edited by Zlakhani1 on

Replies to: ECs for Top 25 schools

  • rmadden15rmadden15 Registered User Posts: 2,508 Senior Member
    Ugh, I tried to read this, bit the fact that you included the teacher's names and other completely useless data makes it so dull....
  • kingofcliftonkingofclifton Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    i dont think playing in a rec basketball tournament 15 and under is really a ec or they really care if you started unless i misread it
  • Zlakhani1Zlakhani1 Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    @rmadden15: lol you're right..it was meant for my guidance counselor and she wanted names and such blah...i'm gonna go ahead and water it down later but thanks for looking anyway (no sarcasm intended).


    @kingofclifton: hmm good point. thanks!
  • Zlakhani1Zlakhani1 Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    I'd like to delete this thread, as I have started another one. How does one go about deleting threads on CC?
  • SirensongSirensong User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 963 Member
    There's a lot of text but really not too much substance. You really don't appear to have much passion for anything, instead you seem to have thrown together everything that you've ever done. Because you really don't have stand-out ECs, you will need to have excellent grades/SATs/essays to potentially get into a top 25 school.

    PS: I'm not positive, but I highly doubt this is what your GC wants. Be concise! At the very least, put all the unneccessary details in italics so that one can easily skip over them.
  • SirensongSirensong User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 963 Member
    GAH, all that reading and you just want to delete the thread, which I don't think you can actually do.
This discussion has been closed.