Contribution to Community

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Students involved in their colleges, community and/or with their family exhibit a contribution to their community. Students’ interests and responsibilities are different, and there is no correct formula for this portion of the application.

Students often ask what makes a good record or they believe there are certain things they need to list on their record. In reality, we are most interested in learning what you are passionate about, and we value the different interests our students bring to Georgia Tech. Some traits we value in this portion include:

  • Commitment
  • Self-motivation
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Compassion for Others
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurism

Our advice for completing this portion of the application:

  • Typically, students are involved in 1 - 3 activities in a meaningful way. We recommend you list and describe the significant or transformative impact you made. Be sure to include details on leadership, level of involvement and time commitment. 
  • Do not overlook research, internship, family responsibilities, etc. as important contributions.
  • Do not list work experience activities. There is a work experience section within the online application.