My dream is to go to Haas, Stern, Wharton, Marshall, Kellogg’s, and Ross. After comparing myself to other applicants I can safely say my ECs are greatly lacking. Right now I’m only apart of 3 ECs: National Honor Society, Cullinary, and a science club where we show elementary students science projects. And I guess also my churches youth. I’m currently not involved in sports or an instrument. Not to mention I haven’t done any ECs my freshman year.
If I want to be a competitive applicant, besides tests scores and GPA, what can bolster my application. I was thinking of joining speech and debate either this spring or the next. Yet I’ve also seen a lot of applicants state how they started a business or how they had a jobs.
What are some clubs I can join in my school to make me a better applicant and what should I do now? Before you say I shouldn’t join a club just to make my application look better some of the clubs I actually do care about joining like speech and debate as I believe it will make me become a better debater.
Additionally what are some things I can do over the summer to make me a strong applicant. Are the pre business programs worth it. The ones I have in mind are the ones offered by Wharton and NYU yet they are really pricey. I’ve also heard of launchX at MIT. I have one near me called Berkely Buisness Academy for Youth. Is this worth joining or should I just look for a summer job. Also would summer research at a lab or hospital be good for my major since I’m also interested in biology.
Sorry for the mess of a post.