Compelling Extracurricular Activities: Advice from Admissions Experts

Join Collegewise and our admission experts on Thursday, July 18 at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET to learn how parents can help their teens craft a more intriguing extracurricular profile.

Discover the true impact of extracurriculars on college applications.

Are there "right" types of extracurriculars when it comes to college admissions? Does a student have to do crazy types of things to stand out from other applicants? Collegewise will give you the inside scoop regarding how your teen can choose extracurriculars that both highlight their distinctive traits and continue to add joy to their high school experience.


In this Collegewise webinar, you'll uncover:

  • The relevance of extracurriculars in the various college admissions processes
  • The types of activities that resonate most with admission officers
  • How your student can enjoy their time in high school while also building a compelling set of extracurriculars


Register now!

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Your Speakers

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Rahsaan Burroughs

Former The George Washington University Associate Director of Admission & Collegewise Counselor

Rahsaan’s career in admissions began at his alma mater, The College of William & Mary, where he served as an admissions intern. Since then, he has spent over 15 years evaluating more than 17,000 applications during his tenure at The George Washington University. As the Associate Director of Admissions at George Washington, Rahsaan served as co-chair of the admissions committee, conducted thousands of interviews, spoke nationally about how student athletes can balance athletic recruitment with the admissions process, conducted financial aid workshops, and managed and trained more than 20 admissions directors.

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Sophie Heller

Collegewise Counselor

Sophie first began her counseling career at Collegewise in 2021 and has a genuine love of crafting the most impactful applications and essays alongside each of her students. Sophie’s counseling style is collaborative, patient and energetic. Sophie loves working with high school and college students because she thinks it is one of the most exciting times in life. She believes the process of choosing a college is an opportunity for every student to explore their passions, goals, and academic trajectory with enthusiasm and joy. Sophie’s recent Collegewise students have received acceptances to UCLA, USC, and the University of Michigan amongst many other highly selective colleges and universities. 

About Collegewise

Since 1999, our team of 80+ counselors has dedicated their expertise to creating a worry-free, effortless college application process for students of all levels. 

Collegewise empowers students academically and relieves parents of their project management duties through our personalized counseling and tutoring programs. 

Say goodbye to application stress and welcome a new, streamlined experience with Collegewise. 

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