Quiz: Which extracurricular should you try?

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From Zoom fatigue to time zone differences, the past year of remote learning has made it difficult for many of us to participate in extracurricular activities. The return to an in-person semester in fall 2021 may be just the motivation some of us need to get more involved outside of the classroom. However, there are so many extracurricular opportunities that it can be difficult to choose one. If you are overwhelmed by the sheer number of options, take our quiz to find out which activity you should try next. Who knows, you may discover a lifelong passion.

  1. What do you do on a typical Sunday afternoon?
    1. Type away at my keyboard as I try to finish the next thing on my to-do list for the day.
    2. Sunday + afternoon = Netflix.
    3. Hike with friends!
    4. Wake up and getting ready to start the day.
  2. How involved are you in extracurricular activities?
    1. I’m trying to break the record for the most number of units taken in a single semester – I don’t have time for extracurriculars.
    2. I try to balance academics and extracurriculars with enough time for a social life and a good night’s sleep!
    3. I’m actively involved in four clubs, doing research and have a part-time job. I’m looking for more activities to add to my schedule.
    4. I’m actively involved in binging Netflix shows.
  3. You wake up to the harsh sound of your alarm in the morning and want nothing more than to sleep in for another hour. What are you looking forward to during the day that gets you out of bed?
    1. Meeting up with my friends!
    2. My morning coffee.
    3. Classes – can’t wait to learn!
    4. Now that I think about it … I don’t have a reason not to sleep in.
  4. Would you rather go to a party or have a quiet night by yourself and catch up on a book?
    1. Depends on what I’m in the mood for.
    2. I’m a staunch introvert — there’s no scenario in which I would go to a party.
    3. I’m always down to party!
    4. Neither. I’d rather catch up on some Z’s.
  5. Which country would you like to go to for study abroad?
    1. Norway 
    2. Scotland 
    3. Japan 
    4. I’m not interested in studying abroad.
  6. What is your favorite way to procrastinate productively?
    1. Reading a book.
    2. Watching a documentary.
    3. Organizing my closet by color-coding it.
    4. Meditation.
    1. Try your hand at writing! Whether it is reporting for your school newspaper or building your personal blog, it’ll help you sharpen your communication skills, allow you to articulate your thoughts and be a lot of fun!
    2. Join a consulting club! It’s a great opportunity to work on interesting projects with interesting organizations, develop your analytical skills and get a taste of what a career in consulting might look like. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll find your answer to the question all of us have asked at one point: “What do consulting clubs do anyways?”
    3. We know you’ve got quite a few cool dance moves up your sleeve — it’s time to sign up for a dance club! Dancing is so much fun and it’s a great way to work off some energy. Maybe you’ll learn a few moves to show off at parties.
    4. It’s time to display your entrepreneurial spirit and start your own club! Think of a club you would like to see at your college that isn’t already there and create it yourself! Although it’s a lot of work, building your own club is a greatly rewarding experience.

Contact Vaidehi Bulusu at [email protected].