Colleges look for evidence that you’ve been involved in the world outside of the classroom- whether it’s sports, volunteering, clubs or jobs, what they want to see is that you’re engaged in the world around you and demonstrate some leadership qualities. But, is there such a thing as too much leadership? Consider the points below:
“Leadership” isn’t always defined by an elected role. Spearheading a project independently, picking up where others have left off in order to complete a job, active involvement in an activity – these are all signs of leadership as well.
If you have been holding paid jobs, leadership can also be defined by the responsibility you have been trusted with. Working with customers, running a cash register, taking inventory – these are all important roles.
Finally, not everyone is cut out to be a “leader”. If you prefer to be involved in the background in supportive roles, there is nothing wrong with that. Once again, showing commitment to a few activities even as a regular member is preferable to no involvement at all.