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Key Club vs Interact Club

go4cornellgo4cornell Registered User Posts: 446 Member
edited November 2010 in High School Life
Which do you think looks better to colleges, if any at all? Which one do you think is better in general, whether at your school or generally? Which one do you prefer?

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Replies to: Key Club vs Interact Club

  • SaugusSaugus Registered User Posts: 3,906 Senior Member
    Interact for all three.

    Key Club has pretty stringent agendas from my understanding, and they are all basically clubs for glorified community service.

    Interact clubs have a lot more freedom and tend to be a lot more creative. They focus more on creating projects rather than just contributing mindless community service to the work of others. Interact shows initiative and genuine interest, while Key club shows a desire to stat-pad.

    I'm the Governor of my district and the founder (and past president) of the club at my school.
  • JeSuisJeSuis Registered User Posts: 1,930 Senior Member
    Both are complete jokes at my school.
  • go4cornellgo4cornell Registered User Posts: 446 Member
    Really? Both are really serious at my school and one is always trying to top the other lol so they tend to go all out :P One main distinction though is that Interact tends to keep going to the same places, like they focus on a few things while Key Club tends to help the wider community. What I mean by this is, that Interact goes to the same school every Monday and same facility every Wednesday to volunteer their time there while Key Club goes to different places every Saturday or any other day. One thing why I prefer about Key Club over Interact is that at my school Key Club has single services and ongoing services where you can go volunteer at the library or book store to help fill requirements and such and their group services are on Saturday when people are actually free. Interact on the other hand, has the services on Mondays and Wednesdays as stated before and only has Saturday services once every month, with no single services or anything like that. So it is easier to fulfill the requirements at Key Club, even though they are quite higher and more than twice that of Interact lol.
  • Seahawks506Seahawks506 Registered User Posts: 2,526 Senior Member
    tell me more about interact club.. we have key club, and I am a very active member who heads many projects at key club. But like you said, the meetings are pretty much just finding several volunteer opportunities and you sign up for them. thats really all we do.
    If Interact club tries to make their own projects, that sounds really interesting and I might try to do that with the key club next year.
  • go4cornellgo4cornell Registered User Posts: 446 Member
    We don't really discuss where to do projects in our key club meetings, we have a chairperson of services who does all that stuff. In the meetings after we say the motto and aims and objectives and give announcements and talk about what the next project is and all of that, we usually play a game or have an activity which is one of the main parts of the meetings. Then we form the whole friendship circle, someone says a joke and we leave.
  • passtheducttapepasstheducttape Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    they look like fake activities. Especially because you're asking how they'll look on a college app. that's what colleges think when they see clubs like these.
    Go join something you actually like.
  • jkaufmanjkaufman Registered User Posts: 1,065 Member
    Being in a lot of clubs really doesn't mean **** unless you're like president of one and then only that one would have any impact. Sports and music are so much better looking for EC's because you can't just drop in from time to time and throw it on an app. Colleges know those take commitment.
  • go4cornellgo4cornell Registered User Posts: 446 Member
    I'm not joining to put it on a college app, I actually want to be in the club and its a way to get community service hours since in my country I don't think there really is much opportunities for that, like how you guys can go volunteer at hospitals and such. I mainly created this thread as a discussion between members of the two clubs, as it is probably the largest EC rivalry at my school. not as an enquiry as to which colleges would like to see more.
  • MIThopeful16MIThopeful16 Registered User Posts: 7,539 Senior Member
    Ha.. we don't have interact club. We have Key Club. It is single-handedly the most dominant club at Gar-Field, other than MSA and International Club.

    It was better my Freshman year, but as those seniors left it went down.
  • SandwichGirlSandwichGirl - Posts: 1,119 Senior Member
    In my school, they are both joke clubs, so which joke club you pick doesn't really matter.
  • emorylegacyemorylegacy Registered User Posts: 825 Member
    Meh, we have both. I'm in key club mainly because all 5 of my main group of friends are in it, 3 being officers. We do stuff sometimes, but yeah, it's mainly signing up for stuff, and that I can use hours from my other clubs that I actually like.

    I think Interact does some of the same stuff, but it's more school oriented. Our key club does stuff outside of school.

    They're both blah and standard.
  • jkaufmanjkaufman Registered User Posts: 1,065 Member
    Which do you think looks better to colleges, if any at all?
    I'm not joining to put it on a college app
    Which one is it?
  • go4cornellgo4cornell Registered User Posts: 446 Member
    I am already a member of Key Club, and have no plans to join Interact at all whatsoever, I tried it out before and I favour Key Club by far. Key club is not a club that you can just join to put on your report, because unlike Interact it has very strict, high requirements to become a member, for example you need more than four times the number of hours to be a member of Key Club than Interact and service hours aren't the only requirements that need to be met. It is time consuming and requires dedication, so it could never be one of those clubs that you just join to have it on your report for college admissions. I am dedicated to all the ECs I partake in and would NEVER join a club to put it on college apps, ok? I actually like the activities I participate in.

    Just because I ask which would look better to colleges doesn't mean that if the overwhelming majority said Interact I would leave Key Club and head over to Interact, as stated before, I was simply trying to hold a discussion, that's all.

    Hope that answers your questions...
  • SandwichGirlSandwichGirl - Posts: 1,119 Senior Member

    Key Club.

    Time consuming and dedication?

  • SaugusSaugus Registered User Posts: 3,906 Senior Member
    Hey, don't bash on him. 40 hours of community service a year in projects which would have happened without your contributions anyway is a pretty big dedication.
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