What activities do colleges like to see?

While extracurricular activities that lead to recognition at the state or national level will always catch an admission officer’s attention, there is an easier way to impress colleges—and to have fun at the same time. We encourage students to pursue activities that are aligned with their genuine academic interests. A student who enjoys gaming and is interested in business and entrepreneurship, for example, might enjoy starting a Fortnite coaching service for kids. There are hundreds and hundreds of possibilities that we help students identify based on their unique combination of interests. When students are able to do something they care about, they’re motivated to stick with it and to make a positive difference—which definitely excites admissions officers. Even better, when students pursue their interests, they're able to figure out what they love doing!