College can be an overwhelming time for students, especially when new classes, being away from home, and new friends are involved. However, getting involved on campus is a great way to relieve some of this stress and find your true passion as well as develop skills you didn’t know you had.
Boost Your Resume
Of course, the easiest answer is that getting involved on campus boosts your resume. When employers see that you were in extra activities and clubs it will help you stand out among others. It shows that you like to take initiative as well as go the extra mile in your career. In addition, if an employer was involved in a similar club, it can help you have something to talk about as well as give you a leg up on the competition.
Refine Your Skills
With classes always being 2-3 days a week for an hour or so, it can be hard to get all the knowledge you want from your major. Professional clubs that relate to your major and have worldwide chapters gives you the opportunity to put your major into practical application, connect with others in your major outside or class, as well as learn things about your field of study that you wouldn’t be able to in a normal setting.
Figure Out Your Passion
Joining organizations is especially helpful for people who are still finding out what path to take in life. For undecided students, joining clubs with majors that you think you might be interested is great to get a feel for what it would be like to work in that industry. In addition, this can also show people who have decided on a major, that the major is not right for them. This is a great thing that clubs offer because then you can find out if the major is for you or not before you are almost done graduating and realize this isn’t what you want to do with your life.
Meet New People
Clubs allow you to meet new people that have the same interests as you. It can be hard when you’re in a new environment to make friends or bond with people. Organizations allow you to meet people that are similar to you and do fun activities. In addition, this create great networking opportunities in the future since you will most likely all be involved in similar industries or businesses.
Getting involved on campus has many benefits from students. You can form great friendships and networking relationships as well as hone your skills and figure out your passions.