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    Hi everybody,

    I am from the Netherlands and in my last year of the Secondary School. Next year I'm going to study at a Liberal Arts and Sciences College. After studying three years (I hope to finish in 3 years), I want to study in the UK of maybe USA.

    Because I want to go to a really good university, like a lot of others, I want to get some advice. In my case, I'm hoping/dreaming of London School of Economics, probably a Master in the field of economics. I know you have to get a high GPA, but that's not where I'm interested in. I want some advice about all the others things, except grades. Like extracurricular activities. I know it's a very common question, which you may see a lot, but please, try to make the answers practical.

    What's a good job to do? How much should I sport? Charity? Any other things. And of course I know, there is much competition, but I want to have everything clear before I start at university. Maybe there's somebody with experience?

    I want to thank you in advance!
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    If you are going to do sports or extra-curricular JUST to get into university, you won't be very good and they will see through the bull****.

    Also, don't do soft blacklisted subjects when applying to one of the hardest places to get in the UK.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...ctivities.html
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    Thank you!
    But how can I stand out from the crowd?
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    Really nothing more?
    Maybe it's a myth, but does work in committees for example really not matter?
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    (Original post by arrojado248)
    Hi everybody,

    I am from the Netherlands and in my last year of the Secondary School. Next year I'm going to study at a Liberal Arts and Sciences College. After studying three years (I hope to finish in 3 years), I want to study in the UK of maybe USA.

    Because I want to go to a really good university, like a lot of others, I want to get some advice. In my case, I'm hoping/dreaming of London School of Economics, probably a Master in the field of economics. I know you have to get a high GPA, but that's not where I'm interested in. I want some advice about all the others things, except grades. Like extracurricular activities. I know it's a very common question, which you may see a lot, but please, try to make the answers practical.

    What's a good job to do? How much should I sport? Charity? Any other things. And of course I know, there is much competition, but I want to have everything clear before I start at university. Maybe there's somebody with experience?

    I want to thank you in advance!
    LSE <3 A*

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    (Original post by arrojado248)
    Really nothing more?
    Maybe it's a myth, but does work in committees for example really not matter?
    I hope you mean standing/select committees and not prom committee.
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    Are you rich? If so, then just walk right in good sir.

    If not, then you have to have really good grades and impressive extra curricular activities etc.
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    Well, an other question.
    This summer I'll have three months of holiday. I want to get a job. I don't care what kind of job it might be, but what is a good job if i'll keep applications and all in my head?
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    On your personal statement, remember to state WHY in particular are you interested the COURSE at LSE.
    Which aspect of it etc.

    State any related achievements or work experience that can reflect your interest in the course.

    These are the two things I missed out that led to my rejection. They said my application was a strong one.
    GOOD LUCK
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    PS dont miss out the schools in US.
    US university life sounds very appealing as well.
    Just be sure you get the best SAT scores and have lots of extra curricular activities.
 
 
 
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