Admission officials want students who have found a few activities they are passionate about and have shown a long-term commitment to. There are two reasons for this preference.
First, that long-term commitment shows the kind of dedication they seek in hard-working students. Second, they believe being passionate about an activity over a long time will give you a more valuable experience. So figure out what really interests you and join in – whether that means protecting the environment, helping the elderly, playing sports, or taking care of animals.
Let’s say you love books. You can volunteer at your local library. you may end up reading to younger kids, shelving books, or planning events, but you’ll develop some new skills and show the kind of long-term dedication that admissions departments find valuable.