Why do I need extracurricular activities?

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Universities want students who do more than get good grades and test scores. They want well-rounded individuals who can contribute to their community. That’s one reason why participating in extracurricular activities is a big deal to college admissions officers. But participating in extra activities can do so much more.

•    Find new interests. Working part-time can help you learn what type of career you’re interested in pursuing.
•    Gain leadership skills. Being a team campaign helps you gain valuable leadership skills that may serve you well in your future career.
•    Make a difference. Volunteering for a cause that’s close to your heart can make a big difference in the lives of others.
•    Be part of a team. Participating in a club shows your dedication to an area of interest and your skills at teamwork and collaboration.
•    Explore new ideas. Getting out of the classroom and meeting new people can help broaden your perspective on the world.

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