"Create a life you can't wait to wake up to"| A UPenn MBA Student's Advice on Extracurriculars
We had the privilege of interviewing Juan Ramirez,
a student at Wharton School of Business of UPENN, Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
the founder and CEO of Pagame
We asked for some experience about: Extracurriculars
Here are some important words he shares:
"But for me, it was not that much about what would help me get into college, but doing things I was passionate about."
And, you know, sometimes it was more of those extracurricular things like playing soccer, and doing something that gave me a peace of mind and helping people out.
Q: What clubs or organizations were you involved in in high school?
A: I was part of the Student Council and served as president. I was part of any chess; part of the soccer team as a soccer captain, and, and also other other clubs that I created outside of school.
Q: Could you explain some of these other extracurriculars outside of high school and about how much time you spent per week preparing for these things or being involved in these clubs?
A: So I had my organization which helped people that were disabled physically and mentally. My friend created this and I was very involved here, which was Feeding Souls, which would basically feed the homeless in Costa Rica and help people that were alcoholic as well. And soccer was a big part of my time. Each day I would devote about three or four hours to soccer, but that was because I was passionate about it. And then other activities would devote three and a half hours, total time per week.
Q: And do you ever prioritize your extracurriculars above your schoolwork or grades?
A: Yeah, I did. I did study for class and I did pretty well in school. But for me, it was not that much about what would help me get into college, but doing things I was passionate about. And, you know, sometimes it was more of those extracurricular things like playing soccer, and doing something that gave me a peace of mind and helping people out. And that actually helped me through college. I did sometimes have more time to that, but not to the point where it impacted me negatively.