Model United Nations is one of the most prestigious conferences for students interested in international politics. Beside it's academically challenging side where you as a delegate need to get in depth knowledge about international law,medicine,journalism,economics and many more,sharpen your ability to write academically challenging essay about given international problem in short period of time and develop it in front of international participants as well as the United Nations representatives and network with the others, participating in Model United Nations events have its own pros and cons. Although it can be great supplement to your college application if you are rising freshman or it can be nice add to your CV for your internship during summer months participation in Model UN can be time consuming because although conferences are short (usually three or four days long) preparations for participation in whatever possible role from volunteer to managers it requires long preparations which often starts months in advance.
As a partcipant and intern at the UN programs almost a year later after organizing Model United Nations I think that I realized that Model United Nations is not about politics. Or lobbying. Or your college application or summer internship at Goldman Sachs as a summer analyst. Model United Nations is about all the people who you meet at the conferences. From bookworms who are going to college prep schools to kids who lived in 10 countries in 2 years you will find the people who have simiillar interests to yours. Or who are completly different than you are and they will eventually become your lifelong friends. Today when everyone are talking about networking and it's important to our success MUN is amazing opportunity to meet amazing,ambitious people who can help you expand your horizons and recognize opportunitues you didn't knew anything about. It can help you to discover who are you and who you want to be once when you throw your graduation hat or at least you can learn that international relations and related fields are not right choice for you which is going to help you to find your own happiness somewhere else.