Start Something to Get Noticed

College admissions officers like to see the word “started” on the applications they are reviewing.

Most schools believe that if a student was involved in starting something, it shows initiative, creativity and leadership beyond being merely a member of a group.

While belonging to and participating in organizations is a characteristic that universities really want to see in their applications, leadership and entrepreneurship is valued even more.

And it doesn’t matter that much what it is you started. It could be a club at school or a small, one-person business.

What it is doesn’t matter as much as what you did with it.

Starting something is a terrific way to show you have some of the qualities that colleges really want to see.

So do it if you can.