Improve Your Chances When You Apply to College, Jobs, or Internships

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Everyone Googles You

Everyone Googles You

When you apply to college, for a job or internship, for scholarships. When you meet someone at a party or online. They will google you.

They are looking for more than grades. They want to see what makes you you.  That includes your activities, what you care about, and what you are doing to make a difference.

 

Yale

"Selecting future Yale students was a combination of looking for those who would make the most of the extraordinary resources assembled here...and those with an outstanding public motivation - in other words, applicants with a concern for something larger than themselves."

Kingman Brewster
Former President

See what other colleges say about the importance of making a difference

Harvard

“Test scores and grades offer some indication of students' academic promise and achievement. But we also scrutinize applications for extracurricular distinction and personal qualities."

William R. Fitzsimmons
              Dean of Admissions

MIT

"Nineteen percent of students entering MIT in 1977 reported being involved with some type of community service project or civic group. In the current freshman class, that number rises to 93%."

Stuart Schmill
                        Dean of Admissions

UCLA

"The goal of the campus' admissions review process is to single out from a large and growing pool of academically strong applicants those unique individuals who have demonstrated the intellectual curiosity, tenacity and commitment to community service expected of the UCLA graduate."

 UCLA Admission Website

Columbia University

"The student's record of participation in the life of his or her school and community is also important..."

"What Does Columbia Look For?"
Columbia University Admissions Website

NYU

"Each applicant's record is. . . evaluated for participation in extra-curricular and community services, in addition to scholarly pursuits. . . Participation in meaningful school and community activities is an important factor."

Article: “Admission”
Publication: NYU website

Be Sure They See Something Impressive

Let them see something impressive and what you care about

Let them see what makes you you.  You will gain a distinct advantage when they see that more dimensional, likeable, impressive picture of who you are, when they see what you care about and what you are doing to make a difference, and when they recognize that your values align with theirs.

Here is the easiest and most effective way to improve your online reputation. Your charitable Wish List and Profile Page on Changing The Present will:

  • highlight everything you do to make a difference: your favorite causes, nonprofits, volunteering, community service, fundraising, and other philanthropic activities.
  • showcase anything you want to be known for: academics, extracurriculars, athletics, honors and awards, student organizations, clubs, and teams.
  • link to your pages and websites you want them to see
  • help you connect with like-minded people at your school and nationwide.

Sample Charitable Wish List

Sample Profile Page

Improve your chances for success when applying for anything. Scroll down to see how you can get your profile page.

Why Our Nonprofit is Offering You a Profile Page

About ChangingThePresent.org

“An Amazon.com of the nonprofit world”

Recognition for Students Like You

We want to recognize and encourage everything students do to make the world a better place.

Meaningful Gifts Make a Difference

At the same time nonprofits addressing the world's problems need more funding, Americans spend $450 billion a year on birthday, wedding, and holiday presents.

We help your favorite nonprofits capture some of that fortune. How? By making the experience of a donation, which you give in a friend's name, feel like a rewarding present and a great alternative to buying yet more "stuff."

Imagine the impact as more and more people adopt this meaningful type of giving!

Here are a few of our thousands of charitable gifts from hundreds of outstanding nonprofits.

Help your favorite nonprofit capture some of the money now spent on presents. Just say the word, and we will gladly prioritize an invitation to them.

Feed a child

An acre of wilderness

Books for children

Shelter animals

Your $2 Donation Supports Your Favorite Cause & Provides Your Profile Page

Your $2 Donation Supports Your Favorite Cause and Provides Your Profile Page

For-profit websites where you might have a presence sell your data and bombard you with intrusive ads. Not us! We respect your privacy and never put ads on your page.

Your donation of just $2 (less than the cost of a cup of coffee) does two things:

  • It helps us generate awareness and new funding for the cause of your choice.
  • It provides your profile page to show what you care about and improve your online reputation.

It's easy! Just click the cause you want to support, make that tiny contribution, and then create your compelling profile page. Your impressive new online presence awaits.

We are launching the high school profile pages around Sep 21, 2021. If you want notice of the launch, please tell us your email:

Another Opportunity: Join Us as a Public Engagement Intern

Another Opportunity: Join Us as a Public Engagement Intern

Use your talent, creativity, and leadership skills to make the world a better place, and improve your resume at the same time. Just three hours a week. This should be eligible for community service hours at most schools. Learn more.