Firstly, what is the early bird special? Is it a type of breakfast? A kind of rooster? A roasted rooster served at breakfast?
Have you ever heard of the saying: The early bird catches the worm?
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This means that if you do something early enough or before others, you will have an advantage in being successful. Well, this is true in real life. And not only when it comes to your career and future, but even when it comes to downsizing costs.
If you're applying for a Model UN, or just about anything, it's important to honour the application deadline. In every brochure it says that applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered eligible. But what does this mean, should you wait to the very last moment to submit your application? No! This should happen only in true emergencies. I know you're thinking why does this matter? But, trust me it does. Applying early is a small part of the general impression you'll make on someone. Being early means not only you are responsible enough not to be late, but it says that you really, truly and eagerly want to be a part of this conference.
Early applications will always be better evaluated. As being on time is always praised, and the team who's evaluating your application will have plenty of time and lesser applications at this point. This all must seem unfair to the indecisive sleepy-heads, but all I can advise to you is: wind your alarm clock, it's time to wake up! By this point you should already be happy because of making a good impression and having better chances of getting in a MUN, but it doesn't end there! Applying early will also get you a discount with your tuition.
I hope this will be a small habit a MUN will teach you because it can help you all throughout life. Weather you will be applying for a job tomorrow, or looking for an early booking to find a cheaper flight, this is a habit that pays off.