The world of extracurricular activities is vast, and there is a lot of variance in how schools value different types of activities. What kinds of things really make an impression? How can students focus and deepen their interests in authentic ways, showing initiative, independence, and leadership? Are established summer programs worth it, or is it better to design a more “homemade” experience? What about internships, research, jobs, volunteer work, and “service”? Is it better to be “well-rounded” or “angular”? Your counselor will help you plot a course that enriches your extracurricular activities and expands your perspectives, while empowering you to present those experiences as poignantly as possible.