Friday, January 21, 2011

Commitment, Leadership and Passion

A 2010 survey by the nonprofit asked admissions officers what they thought of volunteer work of college applicants. The survey revealed long-term local efforts were more likely to impress than a summer abroad. When students write about the experience, it is clear to those reading applications when it is sincere. The three most credibility-building words were “commitment,” “leadership” and “passion."  The website has the full survey results plus many ideas on youth causes and ways to get involved.

Myrna Meadows, NRS, International Falls

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