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UC Application: Activities and Awards

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Transcript of UC Application: Activities and Awards

Whether time spent on an involvement has been growth-producing, productive or meaningful. Have you...
How leadership or initiative has been demonstrated. Have you...
Been founder, president or the "first" of something important?

Served as captain of an athletic team, been a member of a championship team, or individual champion?

Progressed from regular member status to a leadership position through the course of years?

Changed the nature of an organization or made it better/more effective?
Gone beyond the norm in terms of contribution to the group, team or project?
More to Think About:
What kind of outside recognition has been received. Have you...
Received any awards, honors, newspaper accounts, rankings; publication of your work; letters of acknowledgment, thanks or appreciation?

Specific qualities colleges look for:
Competence, effectiveness, high energy level, adventurous nature, responsibility, curiosity, perseverance, cooperation, sustained commitment, maturity, character, passion, and focus.

Showing an interest in the lives and welfare of others; helping your family or community; or appreciating opportunities you've had.

Think about your activities. Do they demonstrate any of the above?
UC Application: Activities and Awards
Why It Is Important?
Participating in an extracurricular activity — be it student government, a sport, a part-time job or volunteering — while maintaining good grades demonstrates
Time-management skills
Ability to prioritize
Motivation
Responsibility
Leadership qualities
Quality of involvement rather than quantity of activities.
Students can demonstrate how unique they are, possibly more interesting, even "better" than other student applicants, and showcase what they love to do.
What to Include
Enter details about each activity.
Choose experiences that have meaning, illustrate interests, and/or demonstrate leadership.
Students should not exaggerate or make things up because this section is subject to verification, and if a student is unable to provide proof of the statement, the application will be cancelled.

Made a difference? (e.g., doubled the number of students involved in a community service activity, made a difference in others' lives)

Completed or contributed to a worthwhile end product or cause? (e.g., created a new website for your school or activity, organized a speaking series at your school around issues of women and leadership)?

Learned something, or developed a skill or talent? (e.g., became an expert about fireflies, gained fluency in Chinese, or learned to be a first-rate improviser)?

Reached a goal? (e.g., became an Eagle Scout, made the Varsity team of a sport)
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