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What kinds of extracurriculars "count" for admissions? For example, I'm a serious musician and play in competitions and gigs; I also have some leadership experience from college that was pretty extensive (used it for all my job interviews) but hasn't continued since then. Also, how many activities do they usually ask for? Just trying to get a sense of how/if I should adjust my activities to be more "application-ready".

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Dude honestly if you are already playing in musical competitions professionally and have been doing it for a while, I think you are already covered.

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The hardo answer. Start a non profit, side hustle or sit on the junior board of a non profit. The realistic answer is it doesn’t really matter what you do as long as it ties in to your story. Knew people that got into m7 being little league coaches or football coaches on their spare time. Just get involved in something you are passionate about an try to get a leadership role in that area.

Also if it’s not leadership, they don’t care. They know that you’re not social impact oriented, otherwise you would have got a masters in social work. All of these ECs are just opportunities to showcase leadership skills because they know that most jobs will not let any 20 something exercise real leadership.

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