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College applications 

Make your application soar by building your high school resume each year! 

Here are some great options to help you stand out! 

1.

Take a University Class. Many colleges offer FREE online classes that you can add to your resume 

Harvard

MIT

Coursera

Edx

Class Central

2.

Make your own website. You can use Wix for free and learn how to design a website. Create a personal website that showcases your talents and accomplishments.

WIX 

Google Site 

Squarespace

3.

Start an online business. Make and sell T-shirts on Teespring or create designs that you can sell on sites like Zazzle or Society6.  

4.

Graphic Design. Adobe software is offering free trials right now. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn industry-standard software and add a skill set to your resume. 

5.

Expand your horizons. Create a list of your interests- things you are naturally good at!  Find podcasts, books or Tedtalks accordingly. Master something during this down time

6.

Learn how to code. Tech skills will certainly create opportunities in our increasingly digitized world. Code.org

Girls who code 

Code with google

7.

Write a blog. Whether you chronicle your quarantine experiences or write reviews of the movies you recently watched, now is an excellent time to hone your writing skills

by creating a blog. 

Top 10 Blog Sites 

8.

3D printing. Learn how to use Shapeways and create 3D designs to sell or donate

Design anything! 

Here are other options

9.

Turn weaknesses into strengths. Now is the time to learn the skills that you have always wanted to develop. Set small weekly goals for yourself to help guide you towards achieving them. 

10.

Look into free library subscriptions. Lynda is free right now for LAPL library cardholders. Discover their other resources here.

11.

Start or support a Non-Profit or a club. Make sure you showcase your leadership by setting up a way to help your community by getting involved in something you are passionate about.