Activities that Students can do during High School

by Charanya Uppalapati

 

Applying to college can be stressful, but with the right preparation, you will have nothing to worry about! Planning out your high school experiences now can keep you on the right track for your future college and career. Whether you are a student or parent, the information below can help reach your goals. Of course, the information we are providing below doesn’t cover everything students can do in high school. For more information, reach out to your school’s guidance counselor and upperclassmen.

We always say that it is never too early to start preparing for college. “Getting Ready for College: A Four-Year Checklist for High School Teens” is a great article to help kick off your college planning.

 

General Activities:

  • Leadership: We encourage all students to have some leadership position. Whether you are an officer of a club or attend leadership seminars, leadership is an important skill many colleges look for.
  • Community Service: Colleges look for continuous service. Look into applying for year-long volunteer opportunities at places like local soup kitchens, hospitals, libraries, Discovery Place, etc.
  • Extracurriculars: We encourage students to participate in activities that they are truly interested in. This can be sports, clubs, or anything outside of the academic realm.
    • Possible Clubs: Key Club, Interact Club, Student Council, Speech and Debate club, Book Club, Yearbook, National Honors Societies, HOSA, Red Cross Club, Technology Student Association, Future Business Leaders of America, etc.
  • Internships: Reach out to local companies and organizations that you are interested in. Working as an intern can help you explore a potential career or major.
  • Classes: Talk to your guidance counselor to take the right classes each year. Make sure you take the general education classes, but also classes that interest you.

 

Career-Oriented Activities

Healthcare:

 

Linguistics/Communication:

 

Veterinary/Animal Sciences:

 

Design:

 

Botany/Plant Science:

  • Ag-Discovery Camp: Learn about careers in plant sciences by working alongside professors and U.S Government entomologists, botanists and plant pathologists.

 

Geoscience:

 

Law:

 

Fine Arts:

 

Engineering:

 

Business:

 

Mathematics:

 

Sciences: