You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again—colleges like to see their applicants do more than just excel in academics. They like to see involvement in extracurriculars, participation in the community, an active volunteering streak…maybe even a combination of all three! It can get exhausting to try to get all of these bases covered, but it also can—and should—be fun! Try these five steps to make pumping up your résumé not only a productive endeavor, but also an enjoyable experience.
1. Choose activities not because they look good but because you enjoy participating in them.
2. Don’t be afraid to try new or unconventional things.
3. Don’t overdo it!
4. Be consistent.
5. Aim to lead!