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129 Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

Posted by Justin Berkman | Aug 15, 2018 6:43:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Summer programs provide high school students with opportunities to explore their academic interests and spark new passions. They also allow high school students to get a taste of college life and meet other students from all over the world.

In this article, I'll provide a list of 129 colleges throughout the United States that host summer programs for high school students. Furthermore, I'll give you information about what pre-college summer programs are like and how you can select the right program for you.

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Complete Guide: Job Shadowing for High School Students

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Aug 9, 2018 6:48:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Are you thinking about future careers and wondering what different jobs are like? There are many job shadowing opportunities for high school students, and they're a great way to observe different jobs and help you decide which careers would be best for you.

Read this guide to learn about job shadowing for high school students, how you can find great job shadowing opportunities, and tips for making the most of your job shadow experience.

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Definition: What Is Community Service?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 19, 2018 6:35:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Are you looking for ways to help others? Are you interested in community service and want to learn more about it?

Read this guide to learn what community service is, examples of community service, and how you can find service projects that interest you.

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What Are Extracurricular Activities and Why Do You Need Them?

Posted by Mary Ann Barge | Jul 12, 2018 6:51:00 PM

College Admissions, Extracurriculars

You may have heard that extracurriculars are an important part of your high school life. You've probably been bombarded with stories about how everyone who is successful in getting into college played a varsity sport and was student body president and built homes for the poor in Costa Rica.

But do extracurriculars have to be so overwhelming? What are extracurricular activities, exactly? And just how important are they when it comes time to apply to college?

Read on for a better understanding of this important topic.

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Hospital Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students: A Guide

Posted by Dora Seigel | Jul 11, 2018 6:48:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Interested in pursuing a career in medicine? If you are, being a hospital volunteer in high school is a fantastic way to test out the profession. If you’re not interested in pursuing a career in medicine but still want to volunteer, that’s great too!

Being a hospital volunteer is very rewarding, but it’s also a lot of hard work. How can you become a hospital volunteer? Why should you volunteer at a hospital? What are the main duties of a hospital volunteer? I’ll answer these questions and more in this guide.

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How to Start a Club in High School: 8-Step Guide

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 11, 2018 6:44:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Do you want to start a club at your high school? If your school doesn’t offer a particular club or group that you’re interested in, starting your own is a great way to meet new people and spend time doing something you enjoy. You'll also get leadership experience that can help strengthen your resume and college applications.

Read on to get step-by-step instructions on how to start a high school club.

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How Do Ivy League Schools Recruit? ACT/SAT Scores for Athletes

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info, Extracurriculars

Are you a student-athlete hoping to play for an Ivy League school? Then you’re probably curious about the recruiting process. How do Ivy League schools recruit student-athletes? And how can you increase your odds of getting into an Ivy League school as a student-athlete?

Read on to learn what the general college recruiting process looks like and how it differs from Ivy League recruiting. After, we'll go over the basic academic requisites you must have to get into the Ivy League, and show you what the typical Ivy League recruiting timeline looks like.

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Should You Participate in the National Student Leadership Conference?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 23, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Have you heard of the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC)?  Maybe you’ve heard that participating in NSLC is a great way to impress colleges, and you’re wondering if that’s true. Spoiler: If you're considering NSLC because you think it's prestigious, you'd be dead wrong. Keep reading to learn why.

This guide will go over exactly what NSLC is, what its potential benefits and drawbacks are, and how you can decide if you should participate in one of its programs.

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Benefits of Community Service For You

Posted by Mary Ann Barge | Jun 8, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, high school is a great time to try things that you haven’t done before – including volunteering.

Students may think it’s not worth their time to get involved in the community because it doesn’t pay like a normal job would. However, there are several benefits that volunteering can give you that no other job can.

Read on to find out about all the benefits of community service for you, your personal fulfillment, and practical purposes like college applications!

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The 9 Best Places to Do Community Service

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Other High School, Extracurriculars

Community service is a great way to help others, as well give you valuable skills and experiences. There are a lot of ways to get involved in community service, and choosing the best place to volunteer your time can be difficult. 

Our guide gives examples of some of the top places to do community service, as well as steps to help you decide which place is best for you.

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The National Youth Leadership Forum: Should You Go?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 6, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Have you heard of the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF)?  Perhaps you’ve heard that attending the NYLF is a great way to improve your chances of getting into top colleges, and you’re wondering if that’s true or not. Spoiler: If you're considering NYLF because you think it's prestigious, you'd be dead wrong. Keep reading to find out why.

This guide will explain what NYLF is, what its benefits and drawbacks are, and how you can decide whether or not you should participate in it.

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The 39 Best Clubs to Start in High School

Posted by Dora Seigel | May 10, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Thinking about starting a club? It’s a great way to meet people with similar interests, do an activity you enjoy, learn more about an activity you're interested in, and gain leadership experience for your college application! But what are good clubs to start in high school? In this article, I’ll give you a list of dozens of clubs you can start!

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What Should High School Students Do Over the Summer?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Extracurriculars

Are you a high school student or the parent of one and are wondering how high school students should spend their summers? Summer is a great time to relax and recharge, but it’s also an excellent chance for students to get work experience, do an activity they enjoy, and boost their chances of getting into a top college.

Read on for everything you need to know about summer activities for high school students and how to choose the best option.

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59 Great Medical Programs for High School Students + Advice

Posted by Dora Seigel | May 3, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Thinking about a career in medicine? I highly recommend trying out some medical experiences in high school before committing to a pre-med track. Many of my high school friends who hoped to go into medicine ended up changing their major during college when the pre-med courses got too difficult.

Doing a medical internship, summer program, or community service project in high school can help you decide if medicine is the right track for you before you waste time and money trying pre-med in college. This guide will explain what experiences are open to you as a high school student, what those experiences involve, and how you will benefit from them.

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Complete Guide to Internships for High School Students

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 2, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Are you a high school student interested in getting an internship? Internships are a great way to learn about different careers, as well as get experience that you can include on your resume and college applications. 

Read on to learn what the benefits of internships are, what work you’ll be doing, how to find a great internship for you, and how to get the most out of your internship experience.

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