If a college interviewer said to you, "Tell me a little bit about (insert one of your activities)," what would you say?
Would you have stories to tell? Could you give some examples about your participation, what you've given and how you've made an impact? Could you talk about the reasons why you've enjoyed it?
If you'd be stumped, you're either doing the wrong activities, not doing enough within them, or both.
When students love their activities and really try to make an impact, they have stories to tell. Whether it's about quarterbacking the football team or riding the bench, holding the lead in the school play or running the lights, taking summer classes in Latin or teaching yourself to cook, working a summer job at a law firm or flipping burgers at Burger King, the right activities coupled with the right effort should produce good stories.
Pick things you like to do. Then find a way to make an impact within each of them. As long as you’re enjoying yourself, chances are you’ve chosen a good activity.