Does the position in Clubs matter?

<p>Hey guys, I just want to ask, is having a position, such as vice president, secretary, treasurer, etc. in a club matter?</p>

<p>Fck, I thought I was going to be an exec in Science Club and Cancer Club, and president in MUN but those hopes have been brutally shattered...</p>

<p>I heard if you don't have some sort of leadership role in the club that you participate in, it's all meaningless, but is that true?</p>

<p>Having an officer title in a club doesn't mean much, either, unless you're actually doing something substantial in the role. Any 4 students can get together, form a club, give themselves titles and never do anything except play iPod games with each other. </p>

<p>Captain of a sports team, Scholastic Bowl or Math Team are real titles, especially if you win in interschool competitions. Editor-in-chief of the newspaper or the yearbook are notable. President of Student Government could be, although it's rare for SG to get much done aside from getting elected. There may be others that are noteworthy, but not just any random club -- unless, of course, you really DO something and then WRITE about it in one of your essays.</p>

<p>That makes sense. But does having almost no major title in school clubs pose some drawbacks or is frowned upon by the admission offices?</p>

<p>You definitely need to show leadership SOMEWHERE, but it doesn't have to be in a club or in the school at all. You could, for example, start ESL classes for new immigrants in the local community center, call yourself the founder/president of the "Outreach ESL Program" and write an essay about your trials in getting it started and your ultimate success in teaching English to, say, 75 recent immigrants.</p>

<p>Okay, thank you for the posts :)</p>

<p>I was so worried about that.
I'm kind of glad that it wouldn't significantly affect my chance. </p>

<p>Thanks for calming down this neurotic dude.</p>