New Year’s resolution: Freshmen & sophomores: Start a new hobby or extracurricular activity

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Now is a great time to try a new activity so you can hone in on your top favorites by the end of sophomore year. Start off the new year by trying out new activities. Find out what extracurriculars are offered at your high school or seek out opportunities in your community. Trying new activities can open your mind and allow you to discover something you love!

You want to have a cohesive high school record that shows interest and depth in a few specific activities. Start extracurriculars early in high school to show admission reps that you’re committed to a life of purpose, now and in the future. Be consistent with your involvement in a few of your favorite activities as time progresses. Starting early gives you enough time to try out different pastimes and hone in on your favorite ones by the time junior year rolls around.

You will have more opportunities to show initiative and take on leadership roles if you find activities you love. Through commitment and growth, you’ll be able to take on formal or informal leadership roles in your extracurricular activities. Whether you’re involved in sports, volunteer organizations, jobs or high school clubs— be enthusiastic, hone your talents, take initiative and leave a mark.

We brainstorm with students to help them discover activities they may never have considered. For some, narrowing down their list of extracurricular activities may be challenging. Other students have trouble coming up with any hobbies at all. In either case, we’re here to help you determine which activities best match your personality and interests and open your eyes to new possibilities.

We help connect our students to mentors and unique opportunities. By utilizing our vast network, we can help you find something to enjoy. Colleges want to know they are admitting students who will “do things” on their campus, so get busy in 2015 and show them what you can do! It’ll help you get admitted to college and will set the pattern of involvement throughout your life.

Call us at (818) 207-0263 to discuss how we can help you get involved with a new, exciting extracurricular activity.