My philosophy is that students should be involved in the extracurriculars that excite them and interest them. There is no magic formula for extracurricular activities. Some students will have a wide range of activities that pique their interest. Others will find only two to three and delve further into them. Regardless, this is a time of self-exploration for students and they should never be involved in an activity because they think it’s what colleges are looking for. Don’t get too bogged down in checking off activities just because you (or your parents) think it will look good on a résumé. Colleges aren’t on the lookout for specific activities. They just use them to get part of the “picture” of the student as they try to find their best matches.