College Applications Which Activities Look Best on a College Application? Written by Emily Toffelmireon September 29th, 2021 I came to College Coach after working for many years in college admissions and high school counseling. As a school counselor, I assisted students in the college application process and wrote hundreds of letters of recommendation, while also helping them and their families cope with any emotional, social, and academic concerns throughout the year. I transitioned from the high school setting to the admissions office when I joined the University of Southern California as an assistant director, reading freshmen and transfer applications and collaborating on admission decisions for over 150 majors, including the liberal arts, engineering, business, cinema, and the fine and performing arts. I subsequently took on the role of senior assistant director in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where I coordinated the division's Mork, Stamps, Trustee, Presidential and Dean's merit scholarship selection process, as well as recruitment publications and outreach, and traveled everywhere from Honolulu to Miami presenting to and interviewing hundreds of applicants each year. Learn More About Emily activity resume, college applications, extracurricular activities, As students fill out their college applications, they’re often unsure of what to list in the activity section, a common feature of many apps. There are the obvious choices like school clubs and sports, but what about jobs, hobbies, and family responsibilities, like babysitting or cooking? And just what is it that admission offices want to see; are there particular activities they prefer over others? Tune in to learn more! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date on all the latest college planning tips from our college admissions and finance experts. We've compiled a list of our most popular Common Application resources to help you navigate the Common App with ease. Get Common App Tips Related Resources Read | Posted on May 10th, 2022 How to Approach the AMCAS Experiences Section Read | Posted on November 17th, 2021 Tips for Seniors Just Getting Started Read | Posted on October 18th, 2021 Should You Self-Report Your GPA & Class Rank on the Common App?