Hello, I am a current sophomore starting to prep for college but I am kind of in a dilemma. So, as a way to add extra curriculars to my resume, I have decided to try out for a sport in the fall. If I were to be in this sport, I would spend most of my time at practice followed by work. I would only be able to volunteer at 2-3 places. But if I were to not do a sport this coming year, I would be able to volunteer at numerous places such as the soup kitchen, local community clinics, an equestrian center for disabled children, The Boys’ and Girls’ Club, and at a school that teaches English to immigrants. In addition, I would have time to do student council, participate in the PTK honor society that I a part of, and also have more time for work.
I am not sure what to do since many individuals stress the importance of being a well rounded student by volunteering, doing a sport, and doing well in school. I want to go into a BSMD program, specifically Howard U’s BS/MD program, which is competitive. What do you guys think?