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Which activities to list? [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2009, 09:08
I know you all can't answer this for me, but for people who were heavily involved in UG - I mean serious involvement for 2+ years with 5+ organizations, how are you deciding which 3 to list? And if you'd like to weigh in on what you think I should list (to present a balanced app), please do

One spot is already locked (sophomore - senior year, 5 hrs/wk), but the other two are up for grabs. I won't go into too much detail but the gist is:

A) I am debating if I should list one that was a community involvement position(at the University level, although some events did involve the surrounding community) and yet a part time job as well. This position required 10 hours a week and was a high visibility, highly sought after leadership position. Accomplished a lot - seriously. This was junior & senior year

B) Board member of affinity group, led many projects, high visibility leadership role, community service oriented. 2 - 5 hours a week, freshman - sophomore year

c) Tutor/mentor through a campus organization, had big impact on my mentee, spent two years working with her, freshman - sophomore year, 2-3 hrs a week

Both A & B are linked to a particular community, whereas C is a more general activity. The one activity I've already chosen to list is also within the same community, thus the problem of seeming one-dimensional. B & C aren't on my resume as I chose to list some other roles that I knew I did not want to list on the written app. Even between the resume and app, I feel there are a lot of activities that I have to leave off that I was involved in for multiple years.
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Re: Which activities to list? [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2009, 09:28
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I would remove C, it seems more generic than the other two since I feel many people also have done the same thing. The other two seems better. It's not always a bad thing to have all the your EC's in the same catagory, as you can focus them together to form a theme. Also if they are similiar, you can show how your roles increased through time.
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Re: Which activities to list? [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2009, 09:52
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I would remove C, it seems more generic than the other two since I feel many people also have done the same thing. There other two seems better. It's not always a bad thing to have all the your EC's in the same catagory, as you can focus them together to form a theme. Also if they are similiar, you can show how your roles and increased through time.

hmm, i didn't even think about it that way. thanks, and this actually helped me reconfigure what's on my resume vs. the app form vs. essays
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Re: Which activities to list? [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2009, 11:31
If a couple of them are quite similar in nature, i would think you could combine them into one "master EC". I had to do this since one of my major leadership roles during UG led to about 5 or 6 separate committees and groups that I was involved with. I just combined all of these "follow-on" EC's with the overarching leadership role. Does that work in your case? or are the organizations too different?

In any case, it's a good problem to have.
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