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Give us as much context as possible. When we are advocating for our applicants, it is helpful to have as much information as we can get. If you feel that one of your activities needs a little bit of extra explanation, either regarding the activity itself or the nature of your involvement, do not hesitate to add it. The Additional Information section on the Common App and the Vanderbilt Writing Supplement are both great ways to squeeze in that helpful context.
Don’t try to guess what we want to see. Does this piece of advice sound familiar? I offered it a couple weeks ago when discussing the personal essay, and it is just as relevant here. We do not prefer one “type” of involvement over another at Vanderbilt, as we are looking to build a community of students with varying interests. Get involved with the activities that you are passionate about, and let that passion show through as you summarize your involvement in your application