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Antonia Chui

Are internships actually useful for UK admissions?

In the years since I became an admissions consultant, one of the most common questions I get asked is whether or not internships are genuinely important for university admissions. After all, the students doing these internships are often only sixteen and seventeen years old.  The quick answer: it depends, especially on whether you intend to pursue an academic or professional programme. 1.  Why internships do not matter for academic majors Whether an internship is useful and whether they are necessary

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In the time of social distancing, what can you do to impress colleges?

Extra-curricular activities (ECAs) are a big part of every student’s college application; with universities, both in the US and the UK, taking ever more holistic approaches towards assessing applicants, we often get asked, “What is a good activity to do?” The answer is never simple, but I always emphasize two keywords: Initiative and Commitment. Initiative: By far the most important keyword in a strong activity, universities want to see students who are the driving force in their own interests. Initiative

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