If we’re to believe the news, competition for appointments at all the SA's is increasingly tight. While everyone is trying to put their best foot forward, we see numerous posts that ask “Should I join <<insert EC here>> because I know I’ll be elected president?" or "I’m thinking about going out for <<insert sport here>> because I know they don’t cut anyone.” I can’t help but think that admissions can easily differentiate those candidates who have shown dedication and commitment from those who join to pad their resume. Are such efforts, at best, a neutral factor? If I’m correct, should these candidates be counseled to discuss their new interest in their interviews and in their essays? Thoughts???