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How can I improve my profile to get into a top STEM college?

ash1179ash1179 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
I'm currently an Indian in the 10th grade. I am from a middle class family, but my father has been unemployed for the past 6 years, and so most of my time is spent helping at home. I am very good in academics, and have been the top student in my class since grade 1. I look forward to getting into a top university, but i have very weak extracurriculars. This is mostly because I don't have enough money to participate in a lot of competitions, and my school too does not conduct many. Everyone wants me to focus solely on my studies so that I get into a top Indian college, but honestly, the system of rote memorisation isn't just working for me. I hope to be a CS Major. Can you help me out? My dream college is MIT, but even Caltech or Cornell would be amazing.

Replies to: How can I improve my profile to get into a top STEM college?

  • kjake2000kjake2000 Registered User Posts: 898 Member
    Get involved in CS related EC. Learn many languages. Build projects or programs. Start an application based business. Join a robotics team. Mentor and teach the youth about CS.
  • TheGr8GatsbyTheGr8Gatsby Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
    Try creating your own app in your free time and putting it on the app store. Creating an app on the app store top 100 charts is a very impressive EC.
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