Will kindness get you into college? Holy Cross Director of Admissions Ann McDermott says it’s important, because kindness helps build a strong, supportive campus community.
McDermott was one of several admissions leaders who spoke to Voice of America about how kindness is becoming a more important factor in college admissions.
Many high school students think colleges want to see a laundry list of accomplishments and extracurricular activities, and the pressure to fill out that list can leave them feeling burnt out, McDermott said. But McDermott said kindness is what creates a positive college experience.
“Kindness helps build a better community on campus,” McDermott said. Having students who respect and understand their peers builds a stronger college community, she said. And in turn, it could help build a stronger society.
Read the story at Voice of America.
Agreed! As an educator, the value in volunteering is imparting kindness on others; kindness is an important component for success in life.