I'm sort of unclear exactly how 'soft factors' are defined, but I take it to primarily mean work experience, involvement in clubs or other extracurriculars, volunteer work, etc. If there's more to it than that, aside from letters of recommendation and resume, please feel free to clarify.
Anyway, what are some of the various organisations/activities/etc everyone is involved in? And what soft factors are considered 'most important'? Has anyone had soft factors sway an acceptance decision in their favour, and if so, what were they? Mine are:
Resident Advisor (Resident Assistant, Prefect, whatever) for a freshmen hall
Environmental volunteer work
Honours College (and 'mandatory volunteer work' with them)
Access Services (note-taking for disabled student)
Film Club President (focused on classic foreign films dealing with political issues, IE Battleship Potemkin, Rome: Open City, etc)
Reading Tutor (in middle school...whatever)
Next year I'm joining Mock Trial, and hopefully participating in an 'Alternative Spring Break' doing volunteer work somewhere in the US. I'm considering joining the Residence Hall Honourary as well. Any other RAs here?