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Is there hope for me? (underachieving junior)
I've been wanting to go to this school for awhile. I just started my junior year, and I'm doing Running Start. I'm happy with my grades overall (3.8). My main issue is that I haven't been very involved. No clubs, sports, only a little bit of volunteering.
I'm (severely) shy and anxious, which has been extremely limiting for me. transporting me home after school can be a burden for my family too.
I know I won't be competitive for UW at all without any extracurriculars. I also know it's too late to have a long-term commitment to anything, like a club..
I guess the closest thing I have to an ec is that I draw and animate a lot. I spend a lot of time doing it everyday, and it means a lot to me. I just have nothing to really show for it, like any awards or achievements, and I'm not sure whether or not it counts for much on its own.
Anyways..I'm hoping this year, I can volunteer more consistently. I want to get myself to join art club, and participate in a scholastic contest. I'm also considering a part-time job.. Basically, I just want to get out of my shell this year and get around my anxiety.
What I'm wondering is...would doing these things help me be more competitive for this school? Is it unlikely for me since I started so late? Should I shoot a little lower?
also, does making personal projects (comics, short films) count for anything?
thank you :')