Trouble fitting in all ECs

<p>I honestly think that all of my ECs are "principal." Please help me narrow this down to 10, or find a way to group them.</p>

<p>THIS ISN'T IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE</p>

<p>Model United Nations - President, all 4 years</p>

<p>Kiva Club - co-founder, vice president, 3 years</p>

<p>Club Wall Street - co-founder, board member, 2 years</p>

<p>Law Intern - summer before senior year (intended career path)</p>

<p>Political Campaigns - canvassed for two political election campaigns and a Movement Organizer of a national youth-led movement</p>

<p>Diversity Club - Presdient, host of ethnic fair, 2 years</p>

<p>Project LEAD - volunteering club, just a member, 4 years</p>

<p>National Honor Society - includes volunteering, just a member, 2 years</p>

<p>Library Volunteer - part of a campaign to keep the library open, 45 volunteer hours</p>

<p>Front Desk Receptionist (Volunteer) - 2 years, about 150 volunteer hours</p>

<p>Muslim Student Association - Co-Leader, 3 years (1 year inactive, helped re-establish club)</p>

<p>Symphony Orchestra - Been playing viola for 9 years, promoted to symphony orchestra (advanced) in junior year. was 2nd chair in concert orchestra.</p>

<p>See, I have 12 while there is only room for 10. Right now, I have NHS and project lead grouped as "Volunteering Organizations" and I have Political Campaigns left out, but I'd really like to put them in considering I want to go into politics and being a Movement Organizer of a huge national movement is pretty important.</p>

<p>What should I do??? Any tips for getting rid of something or grouping things?</p>

<p><strong><em>Oh, and should I include how many hours I volunteered in the volunteering clubs?</em></strong></p>

<p>You can attach a resume with the full list to the Additional Information section, so it's not like you're choosing what to put on and what to leave off. You're choosing which ones to make most visible.</p>

<p>Yes, you should include the number of hours you volunteered as long as you've done at least 25 (otherwise it looks low), but round them to a reasonable number (round down to the nearest 5 when they're less than 50 and to the nearest 25 when they're more than 50). Indicate somehow that you have more than this number. That said, it's not going to give you a huge boost, as they're still just a number from the admissions officer's perspective (unless you bring them to life in an essay or something). Of course, you should take any boost you can get :)</p>

<p>Definitely keep your internship and rank it towards the top, as law internships aren't all that common and it's great to have done something in your intended career path. Keep Kiva Club, Club Wall Street, and Muslim Student Association, as you've played integral leadership roles with these. Keep your political campaigns (and rank them near the top), as these represent doing more than just your ordinary school club. Keep MUN and Diversity Club for the leadership roles and your consistent commitment to MUN.</p>

<p>I think the weakest ones here are NHS and Symphony Orchestra. Since you don't seem all that into music beyond school (whether that's true or not is irrelevant, as what matters is the impression your application gets), orchestra isn't all that strong of an EC from an application perspective (and it's already on your transcript). NHS doesn't add much, either, because you can list your membership in it as an academic honor, and NHS is more often than not just a "yay! I'm in NHS!" type of club, so it's less valuable as an activity than the clubs where you're more likely to have actually done something useful. Plus, you already have tons of volunteering.</p>

<p>Thank you so much, you don't know how much this helped me. Thanks</p>

<p>While I agree with RedSeven, I think that only you can tell which ECs are most important to you. Don't put the ECs that you think colleges will most likely accept, put the ECs that convey your passion and have had the most impact on you.</p>