For this question, be sure to provide all of the information requested with as much detail as possible while still being concise. Since this is a list, formatting can help to reduce the number of characters in your response.
NHS President – Organize and attend ten volunteer events for club members per year (81 characters)
As the president of NHS, I organize and attend ten volunteer events for club members each year. (95 characters)
Although there is only a 14 character difference, it can add up. Formatting the response like the first example means you could include 11-12 activities, whereas you could only list 10 if you formatted the second way. If you have fewer activities, you can add more detail, such as a specific example of your impact on the community service event or organization. It is advisable to select either the most impressive example or the one that you are proudest and most passionate about.
NHS President – Organize and attend ten volunteer events for club members per year, including a dance-a-thon that raised over 5,000 dollars for low-income, special-needs families.
Think of the prompt not as a résumé, but as an opportunity to show your personality and any leadership roles that you’ve taken on. This is your chance to brag about the wonderful work that you’ve done! By conveying your direct impact on a community service event, you show the admissions committee both what you value and the skills that you will bring to the UF campus. In the example above, the details show the reader that the student is capable of organizing large, successful events and managing other students.
Located in sunny Gainesville, University of Florida is the third largest university in Florida by student population. Do you know why UF’s colors matches the Gatorade’s?
1. There’s a house on campus specifically for bats, part of the Florida Bat Conservancy.
2. The Independent Florida Alligator, the daily student newspaper at the University of Florida, is the largest student-run newspaper in the United States.
3. Gatorade was formulated in 1965 by a team of scientists at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
4. Notable alumni include Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, Senator Marco Rubio, TV personality Erin Andrews and several astronauts.
5. Florida is one of only two Division I FBS universities to win multiple national championships in each of the two most popular NCAA sports: football (1996, 2006, 2008) and men’s basketball (2006, 2007).
6. The University of Florida is ranked second overall in the United States for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-Americans and third overall for Hispanics.
7. One of the largest collections of butterfly and moth specimens in the world is housed at the University of Florida McGuire Center, rivaling that of the Natural History Museum in London.
8. There are two lakes located on the University of Florida campus
9. The Gator was chosen as the mascot after a local merchant started selling pennants with an alligator on them. It became popular with local students and thus the Gator was born.
10. According to the U.S. News and World Report, the University of Florida has the third best Biological/Agricultural Engineering program in the country.
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