Not enough extra-curricular

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  • Sadly you are right - you will need more extra-curricular activities as so many places want an "all rounded" person. What position do you hold in the sports club? You can always emphasise the skills in that position (e.g. secretary = organisational). If you do join other sports clubs can you do so in a simply recreational position - so go to a few training sessions rather than compete? You still build the skills (and more importantly you can sell them!) without going for Gold.

    How about in your holiday times? The Christmas period is coming up - so perhaps between studying and entertaining you can sandwich in some hours with a local charity, in a more prominent position the better. You may even be able to do some voluntary work around your studies - does your University have a volunteering department in its SU or a RAG society? Getting involved in those types of projects, taking charge and delegating tasks will look fantastic in interviews and go some way to helping with assessment centres.

    What about your legal work experience? If you have plenty of that then there is slightly less pressure on you to get more extra-curricular on your CV. Then again, if you have only one or two placements get working on those first as extra-curricular is nearly always secondary to real work experience.

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