Create a reason

I write often here about the value of the energy, attention, and personality you contribute both inside and outside of class. There are plenty of ways to make an impact that have nothing to do with honors, awards, and other accolades, and Seth Godin made a list in his most recent post, “Missing from your job description.”

Please don’t let admissions anxiety cause you to discount these suggestions as trivial or just not substantive enough to make a difference. Imagine if you consistently did even just 4-5 of them in those areas where you’re already spending your time. And even more importantly, imagine how many reasons there would then be for you to be missed if you stopped showing up.