Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 31 Aug 2014, 00:56

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 01 Mar 2010
Posts: 106
Location: United States (FL)
Concentration: Finance, Nonprofit
GMAT 1: 640 Q36 V41
GMAT 2: 630 Q42 V34
GMAT 3: 640 Q42 V35
GMAT 4: 620 Q42 V34
GMAT 5: 700 Q45 V40
GPA: 2.71
WE: Underwriter (Other)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 20

Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start? [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 13:03
I graduated from college in December of 2004. Post college, I have had minimal involvement in extracurricular activities and no volunteer experience. I plan on applying this fall during rounds 1 and 2, leaving about 5-6 months before round 1 and 8-9 months before round 2. Is it too late to get involved at this point? Will admissions committees view the sudden involvement as a negative?

For example, I am thinking about coaching a summer youth lacrosse team. I played in college and have wanted to get involved with the game again in some fashion. (Let’s be honest though, I would like to include it on my resume and mention it in the application essays.)

Any thoughts?
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Jan 2010
Posts: 60
Concentration: Leadership, Finance
GMAT 1: 740 Q51 V38
WE: Asset Management (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [1] , given: 7

Re: Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start? [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 16:47
1
This post received
KUDOS
Do it. It will give you good experience, and it won't look bad on your application.
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 01 Jun 2006
Posts: 183
Location: United States
Schools: Haas '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 27 [1] , given: 3

Re: Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start? [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 17:17
1
This post received
KUDOS
It will look better than not doing anything at all... go for it!

doggdetroit wrote:
I graduated from college in December of 2004. Post college, I have had minimal involvement in extracurricular activities and no volunteer experience. I plan on applying this fall during rounds 1 and 2, leaving about 5-6 months before round 1 and 8-9 months before round 2. Is it too late to get involved at this point? Will admissions committees view the sudden involvement as a negative?

For example, I am thinking about coaching a summer youth lacrosse team. I played in college and have wanted to get involved with the game again in some fashion. (Let’s be honest though, I would like to include it on my resume and mention it in the application essays.)

Any thoughts?
1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Current Student
Joined: 24 Aug 2010
Posts: 1346
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
Followers: 97

Kudos [?]: 399 [1] , given: 73

Premium Member
Re: Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start? [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 17:27
1
This post received
KUDOS
Do it. The sooner you get involved in something the less suspect it looks. But honestly just do it cause you want to.
_________________

The Brain Dump - From Low GPA to Top MBA (Updated September 1, 2013) - A Few of My Favorite Things--> http://cheetarah1980.blogspot.com
Image

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: schools I listed were for the evening programs, not FT
Joined: 16 Aug 2011
Posts: 389
Location: United States (VA)
GMAT 1: 640 Q47 V32
GMAT 2: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 3: 660 Q43 V38
GPA: 3.1
WE: Research (Other)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 46 [1] , given: 50

GMAT Tests User
Re: Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start? [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2012, 17:13
1
This post received
KUDOS
better late than never.
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 174
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.69
WE: Analyst (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 24 [1] , given: 13

Re: Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start? [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2012, 18:06
1
This post received
KUDOS
I wouldn't consider it a waste of time. Doing extracurricular activities that you actually like doing and want to do are the ultimate "help, can't hurt" things for the resume. If nothing else, at least your having fun with what your doing.
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Mar 2010
Posts: 58
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [1] , given: 4

Re: Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start? [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 08:44
1
This post received
KUDOS
Better late than never... but pursue something you are passionate about, don't sign up for the first thing that comes your way just to make your resume look better..
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 01 Jun 2006
Posts: 183
Location: United States
Schools: Haas '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 3

Re: Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start? [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 14:36
By the way... what schools are you targeting?
Re: Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start?   [#permalink] 29 Apr 2012, 14:36
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
3 Experts publish their posts in the topic Extracurricular activities SeeakingAdvice 12 26 Jul 2013, 20:16
Experts publish their posts in the topic Too Late?- Is It Too Late To Start Applications for Round 2? ShellyLWatts 0 08 Dec 2010, 13:48
Extracurricular activities neeraj.kaushal 5 29 Apr 2008, 17:02
Extracurricular Activities ajluberto 1 29 Aug 2007, 11:15
Experts publish their posts in the topic Extracurricular Activities PSG 1 16 Oct 2005, 17:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Extracurricular Activities - Is it too Late to Start?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.