Extracurriculars during Corona

  • Work on a personal project- research something, write a research paper, compose a piece of music

  • Learn a language, instrument, sport or hobby (like chess)

  • Take an online class/course- Ed X, Youtube tutorials, MOOCS. Some online courses are free and even give you credit once you finish, which you can use on your resume. Some good sites for online courses are: Coursera, edX, Khan Academy, Udemy, ItunesU Free Courses, MIT OpenCourseWare, Stanford Online, Codecademy, Open Culture Online Courses, TED-Ed

  • Learn how to code through Codecademy, Khan Academy, Udacity. You could also learn a coding language like HTML, Java or python or learn Excel. Official courses certified by Harvard and MIT available with certificates.

  • Start a business selling old things around the house or designing/making products to sell eg. stickers, bookmarks, mugs, t-shirts

  • Be creative: draw/paint things. You could promote your creations on social media.

  • Community service/volunteering (talk to your parents first)- you could deliver things to people who aren’t able to leave their houses (eg. old people). You could help out at food banks, volunteer at soup kitchens or animal shelters, hand out things to homeless people

  • Get a job at a grocery store

  • Tutor people online

  • Virtual volunteering

  • Start an online initiative or program (for example: Econocomics- an e- learning platform specialising in economics)

  • Start a blog or newspaper and write about things you enjoy/are interested in

  • Get an online internship

  • Start a virtual club about baking, art, any school subject, fitness, etc.

  • Spend more time with family

  • Focus on yourself and your priorities

  • Focus on your health