Many of the health related experiences described above are also forms of service. However, a commitment to service can be demonstrated by non-health related activities as well, such as:
- Serving as a resident assistant in a dormitory
- Lab assisting
- Community and church related service activities
- College service organizations and projects such as Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Sisters, among others.
It is important to remember that service to others should be something you enjoy, and a continuing commitment.
Leadership skills are difficult to quantify. Leaders:
- Perform well in groups by contributing and helping others contribute, not by taking center stage
- Are sportsmanlike on athletic teams – you don’t need to be the captain
- Cooperate, assist others, and encourage participation of all members in lab or class project groups
- Interact on research projects to ensure productivity of the whole research team.
- Participate in class rather than remaining quietly anonymous.