National Leadership Forum on National Security

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by pchoi619, May 31, 2010.

  1. pchoi619

    pchoi619 Member

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    I have already confirmed it was not a scam by several officials, so now the question is, how will this benefit me?

    Has anyone gone through the program and used it on their applications?

    Was it effective? How is the program like?
     
  2. navy2016

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    an experience to meet interesting new people
    learn some interesting stuff
    something on ur college app

    if its something ur interested in- go for it

    may not help much but it will not harm u

    personally due to financial tie-downs, i have never applied to people of the people/ similar groups that allow u the opportunity to travel and do forums. However, i have received such invitations in large, fancy envelopes on annual basis- i just throw them away.
     
  3. dani2016

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    i got invited to that as well and was hoping that it would help show leadership for the academy
     
  4. Navy15

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    From what my Guidance Counselor told me, "It won't neccesarily hurt, but it definitely wont help" were her words. Mileage may vary, of course.

    From my view, if you've got the money and nothin going, it would be cool. Wouldn't classify it as leadership though.
     
  5. KveTina

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    It's VERY expensive, and I believe that money could be better spent. Plus, I really don't think it would give any considerable boost to your application, since those invitations are sent to anyone with over a 3.2 GPA. But it does sound fun, I think the best thing you can get out of it is the experience and maybe essay fodder.
     
  6. singaporemom

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    Advice: Only attend these types of programs if they interest you. Do not try to pad your resume because admissions boards can see through that. Both my sons attended leadership seminars regarding national security, junior war college, and aviation. They loved every minute of it, were totally engaged in the topics and came away with alot of new experiences and information. Yes, they are expensive, and it was worth it for my kids because that was interesting to them and when we look back at their 'resumes' it makes sense.
    But there were many programs that we said 'no' to.

    Throughout High School, do the things that you are passionate about, step out of your safety zone, but create a resume that makes sense for you.
     
  7. philparker

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    I actually went to this exact one a couple of years ago. was it fun? you bet. did it help me in my quest to get in the naval academy? no.
     
  8. Whistle Pig

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    philparker and others have this right. Won't hurt. No big deal for USNA. A good experience if time, $$$ allow and interest leads. Definitely not a "leadership" chit.
     

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