Explaining The Activities & Essays That Got Me Into College

Explaining The Activities & Essays That Got Me Into College

hey guys what’s up it’s emergency and welcome back to my channel this been. long since I’ve actually filmed the sit-down video and you have no idea how good this feels. before I get into the actual video about my college extracurriculars and supplements and all this stuff you actually came here for let me tell you guys some really quick updates are very crucial to the channel. if you care about me or the channel please watch this as you guys know it is now summertime for me it’s the summer before I go to college. I want to really start like get going on this YouTube thing before it was kind of like a hobby that I do on the side but now since I have a lot more time I want to be like doing more of it. by popular request by like two people I’m going to be trying to upload twice a week I know that’s that’s that’s huge mind boggling like I thought emergency Sunday’s for everything well now you get emergency Wednesdays and Sundays I’ll be uploading starting next week every Wednesday and Sunday with the Wednesday videos being more like casual more funny and goofy while my Sunday videos will stay primarily the same as what they have always been which is most of the college videos tips advice yada yada yada you know the deal let me know what you guys think about that I’m really excited for it because it’s one a challenge into I get to make a lot more content because I feel like uploading once week really restricted the kind of content I could make but now you get to see me twice a week I know you guys love that. much I think those are all the updates I have for you guys right now let’s get into the actual video now college I’m officially graduated now I am a college kid now. now it is time to start reflecting back on my days of the college application process because we all know I enjoyed that. much but actually it was pretty fun like I was stressing but it was pretty fun this video goes out to all the juniors that are now becoming seniors and are now officially starting their college application process hello you guys have made it it is time to start the college process if you haven’t already have a ton of college videos out for you guys to check out to get tips and tricks about the whole college application process things you don’t know things you may know whatever just click around and you’ll find some but today’s video is going to be talking about my experience with the college application process because I know a lot of you have been asking me for my extracurriculars and my like writing and supplements for different schools which I will be releasing in this video more like in the description below where you guys can check them out but yeah let me actually have one trend thought. as many of you may want to know what did I do in my four years that got me into GW. let’s jump into some of my extracurriculars I’m pretty much reading off with my comment up right now because I don’t remember a lot of my activities which is probably not a good thing to say because he should probably be passionate about your activities and should know them like the back of your hand but you know I made it we’re good whatever one of the activities that I did was that I was involved in Jack and Jill of America and for those of you who don’t know which is probably most of you his basic busy youth organization for black teens to get some leadership experience communication and experience how to be a good leader and a good contributor to society I’ve been in that since about like 13 years and that was a cumulative thing but you know college doesn’t really care what you did before high school for the four years I was in high school I was an active member in Jack and Jill and for the last two years I held an office position as corresponding secretary which basically meant I sent out emails to yeah I was the communications guy I think that this looked pretty good in my application because it showed that I held an office. I had a little bit of leadership and showed that I had some dedication and some passion towards it because I stuck with it for all four years here’s an example of a pretty good activity to have if you are a part of the organization or are not a person of color some things that are similar to this are like other youth groups like a church youth group I suggest if you don’t already have like something you’re really passionate about and really have been doing for a while that you do join something that shows some leadership because leadership always looks good but yeah next activity that I did throughout high school is that I ran track I’ve ran track fur fur like on and off all four years I haven’t been injured multiple times throughout my truck season for those of you who don’t know actually tore my ACL a year ago oh it’s been a year yeah about a year ago and covered now but I was not able to like fully compete this isn’t a track or like half of the season last year because of the whole ACL thing there’s a whole video on it they can watch somewhere if you want to know the story at the time I ran the 400 and the 4×4 it was pain but I mean you do what you got to do. next of course is YouTube because this is what I do in my free time yeah I mentioned how I make videos every week and next week twice a week talked about like my passion for making videos and editing videos and all that fun stuff I’m gonna say this a lot throughout this whole video but like you wanna make sure that your passions get across because at the end of the day and I’ve been wanting to say this for a while because I haven’t really had like the time to say it when you’re applying to college especially when you’re applying like really selective schools and you have like everything else yeah like the straight A’s you have the perfect GPA you have the perfect test scores the only thing that’s gonna differentiate you from the thousands of other applicants that have the exact same scores is your passions and who you are as a person and a little bit of look but the major thing is passion because admissions officers are trying to put together a diverse class that’s both racially and intellectually really when you’re putting together your college application make sure you get your passions across admissions officers want to admit you they don’t want to deny you but they will deny you my College reaction video shows that. the next thing I did in high school was that I was involved in a let the freak philanthropy philanthropy but we had throphy ole anthem I was involved in philanthropy. basically raising money for different organizations my junior year I got involved in this philanthropic group that was raising money for that year it was human trafficking. we basically made a whole bunch of calls met with a whole bunch of organizations and went to like different networking events try and raise money for a grant that we’d be donating to a organization of our choice that’s goal was to help end human trafficking in the Washington area I was pretty proud of that I actually that made me feel like a better human being because not everyone does a rip they do I don’t know about it my next activity was that I volunteered a bunch for different organizations throughout high school I’d either be doing some like office work be like a lead volunteer helping organize other volunteers or I’d be like doing like regular volunteer stuff like soup kitchens and gardening for people or stuff like that but I was all under like this one umbrella organization. it looked like it was more of like a culminating thing as opposed to like like a whole bunch of scattered things next thing was that I was involved in the Student Wellness Center barely the Student Wellness Center at my school was basically basically like student therapists I know I definitely should not say like that but I will just for the sake of your understanding of what our general job was. we’d be like on call to help students with any issues that they would have regarding school we’re just like for anything in general and we’d be there as like a voice for them to speak to in case they were as comfortable speaking to like one of our school counselors one of the other things that I put in application was that I was a note-taker and basically what that means is that I would take notes in different classes and wouldn’t like have to recopy the nose and like rewrite them in like a clear way because my handwriting is yeah I do that and then I turn them in to our learning coordinator who would then give them to students that needed certain accommodations for notes but yeah those are the activities that I had and put on my college application if I missed anything I’ll be sure to like put that somewhere in the description or comment somewhere um but yeah let’s move on to the supplements supplements will be kind of quick many of you guys have been asking what I wrote my personal statement and like college specific supplements on my personal statement I wrote about youtube the umbrella was you tube the story as a whole was talking about growing up behind a camera my whole life and how that affected me because I have been behind the camera my whole life I’m not like famous or whatever as you know I distinctly remember like my family always making like these little video skits that I’d want to be like the star of and at one point I wanted to be like an actor. I did like that whole acting thing I had like an acting phase went to like a whole it was a thing it was a whole see it’ll be linked down below up the rest of my supplements I personally really enjoyed the story that I told I’m not sure he really got the job done what day I’m in college but most if not all of my supplements will be linked down below as examples for how to write a supplement and less of like copy what I’m saying because don’t do that down below will be a link to a Google folder of all of my supplements both the ones that I got into and the ones that I did not get into because like there’s value in seeing both also along with the supplements I’m gonna be leaving the questions to the supplements. you kind of get a feel for what a college supplement may be asking of you a lot of them are very different and a lot of them are very similar I’m not gonna get into splitting all of my supplements in this video but you could check out the link down below to read them all yourself and have some fun I just felt like addressing my personal statement because that was like the major thing in my college process was writing my college essay yeah that’s gonna be all for today’s video I will see you guys again on Wednesday for a video that may or may not involve me singing. look forward to that thank you. much for watching if you knew the channel welcome and feel free to subscribe for new videos like this in the future if you enjoyed this video let me know by leaving a thumbs up and comment down below what I should do next my new upload schedule or anything in between I try to respond to every comment hit the little bell icon to turn on my post notifications. you never miss an upload and make sure to follow me on twitter at emergency with two eyes other than that guys thank you again. much for watching I’ve been emergency and I’ll see you guys next time