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Extra Cirriculars for DPT Programs?

Discussion in 'Pre-Physical Therapy' started by DeterminedONE84, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. DeterminedONE84

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    Are there some activities/organizations that are better to get involved in and look better on the app then others?

    I am two years from undergrad (give or take/depending on how many classes I can take each semester). It is probably about time to start getting involved in some things I will be proud to list on my app and discuss in my interviews. Any recommendations?

    I am about to send in my application for myself and my 8-year old to volunteer for Operation Kindness (animal rescue group). Will this be a great extra cirr?
     
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  3. Akiramay

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    Any extra-curricular is good as long as you can gain good qualities and experiences from it. Even an intramural sports team would show teamwork, dedication, etc. Volunteering for an animal rescue group shows selflessness, how you're hardworking, maybe gives you experience working in difficult situations or learning new skills, etc. I just had a mock interview with a PT today, and she recommended putting work experience on your resume, even if it was as a babysitter or waitress. They know that you gain skills from those things, even if it's not PT related. They want to see diversity and your broad range of interests as well. :)
     
  4. noyceguy

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    This is not an undergrad application, so extracurriculars don't matter that much. Grades and GRE do. I didn't have extracurrics past the age of 18 and it didn't stop me from getting into undergrad, grad school, and now PT school.
     
  5. Litlwarrior08

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    Your comment was a relief to see..........I have extrac's out the yingyang through high school (school and community) just looks like I haven't done much but work summers and go to college the last 3 years. :laugh: I believe it did help a lot w/ scholarships for undergrad in addition to merit scholarships.
     

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