I need your sincere inputs please. First of all, I started my extracurricular activities late so right now I'm trying to fill as many in as I can. But my friend warned me that they might backfire and hurt my application because the adcom might think that I am obviously doing everything just to get in. I have very good ec activities and they are mostly healthcare/pharmacy related. It's just that I bascially started all of them at the same time, between February and March. And I plan to apply this December. So as you can see, I only have around 9 months of ec activities by the time I apply and that's why I try to do as many as I can to make up for the short time period. Right now, I am involved in 5 activities. But I just found a couple good ones (one being a TA for a bio class) that I might be able to fit into my schedule. Should I do them as well? Second, besides doing ec activities, going to school full time to complete my prereqs, I work part time at an university, which happens to be one of the schools I plan to apply to. I have been debating whether it will be more beneficial for me to quit my current job to become a pharmacy tech. I heard it both ways, so I'd really like your inputs. Inputs from current PhamD students or people who have gotten accepted would be great. But anyone, please share your thoughts if you have some. Thanks. By the way, I already got my first BS in engineering. Yes, I am one of those that decided to switch over after all. I am also doing very well in my prereqs right now. Additional Info: Thanks all for your inputs so far. I want to clarify a couple of things. I am currently volunteering at an inpatient and an outpatient pharmacy. So I'll have some pharmacy experience by the time I apply although it may not be as extensive as being a pharmacy tech. My current job at the university is not a 'student' job. It's a real part time job. Now, do you think it's still more beneficial for me to become a pharm tech?