What Do Your High School Extracurricular Activities Say About You to Colleges?

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First of all, let's clear up what "extracurricular activities" are. If you're thinking, "Hey, I play video games a lot and that's outside of school," unfortunately you're out of luck. read more

What to Expect at Debate Camp

Student, Flathead High School

Arguing for the sake of arguing isn't usually the best way to win friends...unless they're your besties from debate camp. Here, one camper explains what debate camp is all about. read more

Extracurricular Activities: The Secret to Winning at College

Director of Recruitment and Strategic Initiatives, Case Western Reserve University

Imagine a secret formula that when activated resulted in increased happiness, better academic outcomes, and improved job prospects for college students. Does that sound like a secret you want to be in on? read more

Top 10 Reasons to do Model United Nations (MUN) in College

Freelance Writer

If you know your way around Model United Nations from high school, you may be able to name quite a few reasons why you'll participate in college--but there are so many you may not have considered. read more

Why Colleges Want Ambitious and Dynamic Students

President and Founder of College Connections

The college admission process can be overwhelmingly competitive, so it is essential for students to distinguish themselves and stress their additional activities. read more

Campus Activities for International Students

Associate Director of International Admission, St. Catherine University

The university experience in the United States is about more than just studying. By becoming involved in student clubs and organizations, you will have the chance to meet new people and engage with them on a personal basis. read more

Culture Shock

Director of Admission, Loyola New Orleans University

Whether you are starting school across the state or across the globe, the transition to this next stage in your life can be stressful. read more

Finding Fun on Campus

Contributing Editor

They tell you to join activities as soon as you arrive on campus to make friends and meet new people. But with hundreds of clubs to choose from, where should you look first? read more

Phabulous Philanthropies

Public Relations Associate, Carnegie Communications

Now more than ever, students at campuses across the country are pouring effort into fundraising for different charities. read more

Catholic College Retreats: Part II

Editor, Carnegie Communications

Was your interest piqued by my last post? (Was it the "family-style meals" part? That always gets me.) You must be itching to know more about Catholic college retreats! Below you'll find just a few examples of the many Catholic-centric retreat programs out there. And whether you attended any of the retreats here or you have another experience you'd like to share, we'd love hear about it in the comments! read more