Question by Angelina303: Suggestions for a high school senior aspiring to become a scientist!?
So this is my senior year at high school and I’ll be busy doing college applications, but I also want to have extracurricular activities because I’m so interested in science/engineering/astronomy.
My options for this year:
1- Join the Model United Nation at Georgetown held every year for high school students. “really interested”
2- Join the debate club “good”
3- Join our local scientific club and work on the computer club (learn a programming language) or just the Astronomy department. “it would be a really good opportunity”
4- Volunteer or because an intern at a research center. “not sure”
Obviously I can’t do all, but I’m really passionate about work this year. Hopefully this will be an advantage on my college application. I just want to know some suggestions, or maybe if there are other things that I can do.
Answer by eri
It’s too late to start a summer internship, and there’s not much you can do after school as far as an internship goes (but if you had asked us last year, I would have said to apply for a summer internship with NASA). The best thing you could do would be to get involved in astronomy; even joining a local astronomy club would be a good idea. Not sure what astronomy dept you’re talking about. High school? College? Club? UN won’t really help with astronomy, but would help a bit with undergrad admissions, and if you’re interested then go for it. If you’re not, don’t bother. Programming skills are always useful for scientists and engineers.
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Question by ARKdeEREH: Totally free Volunteering opportunities at orphanages in the Philippines?
I want to volunteer in an orphanage in the Philippines, but all the “opportunities” I can discover on the web want me to pay outrageous sums of funds for me to work for them.
Although I want to assist kids, the concept is that I would be helping them via my volunteer perform. I can neither justify nor afford to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to an organization just to allow me to function for them for a few weeks.
Does anybody know of any good volunteer programs in the Philippines that do NOT cost the volunteer cash to do? I’m an American, by the way, in case that affects anything.
Answer by TinaBeer Jaimee HARMONY
Hmmmm…..that is intriguing. I havent heard any place in PH that would ask their volunteers to pay a specific amount of money to join. I checked on the web, and WOW…didnt feel that they would be asking for that much to do perform for them.
I have completed some volunteer perform from an orphanage close to exactly where I use to live. I donated but didnt pay for anything. It could be due to the fact I’m a nearby or because I just showed my face at the place 1 time and then that is it.
I would be a lot more than glad to assist you locate locations you can do volunteer function. Where do you strategy to function anyway?
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