I am currently a Year 10 student enrolled in a good selective school in Australia. For this half yearly’s my gpa was 3.7 but i can definitely get a 4.0 gpa in y11 and 12 and the yearlies. My target colleges are Berkley, Upenn, Michigan and Duke and a couple of other highly ranked business unis. I have a couple of questions.
- I want to convey two interests: sports, particularly swimming and business, i am kind of struggling with finding ways to demonstrate interest in business as internships for high school students are virtually nonexistent( i even tried emailing some companies). As such is there any other way i demonstrate interest in business. Would it be worth trying to found a economics club in my school and are the other ways such as societies aimed at students interested in business in Australia.
- I am a former state swimmer, i stopped swimming competitively for a few years however I have decided to start again. Right now my 100m breaststroke is 1 second off state qt, at 1:22. Is it worth trying to get into the school for swimming (i reckon i can get my time to at least the low 10s). Also i have heard that was programs such as rowing will recruit member with weaker scores if they have good academics, would this be the same for swimming as obviously with the two year break i wont be as competitive.
- By graduation i will have been 5 years in philosophy club, 2 years in community service club, 2 years in a animal welfare club, maybe founder of a business club(undecided), have done 3 years of NSW All Schools Triathlon relay, hopefully state swimming, participated in an entrepreneurial workshop for high school students, regionals skiing for 5 years and i have also been doing courses on a site called inside sherpa and am considering doing other business related courses such as the google digital marketing fundamentals. I was also home schooled until y7 of which the transition from home school to a selective school which i will try to play to as a part of my essays. With SATs i am expecting around 1500. What are my chances, and what can i do to improve them? time and effort is not an issue.