Why You Should Get Involved on Campus
Going to college will lead to a career in which you can succeed and love what you do. But, college is so much more than sitting in class, listening to lectures! Joining a social or academic organization on campus is a great way to get the most out of your college experience. Here are a few reasons why you should get involved in college!
Make connections. A degree qualifies you for a job, but, sometimes, who you know is just as important in getting hired! The president of your sorority or your coworker at your campus job or your best friend could one day be the “in” you need to land your dream job. Creating connections through campus involvement doesn’t end when you graduate. Join your university’s alumni network after graduation, so you can keep in touch with the connections you made when you were a student.
Build a sense of community. Your college isn’t just where you will be attending school for the next four years; it will also be your home. But, making campus feel like home does not happen instantaneously – you must put some effort into it. Joining academic and social organizations will give you some friendly faces outside of your classes. This feeling of familiarity and comfort are building blocks for creating a community for yourself!
Discover new interests and skills. Joining club tennis could lead to a hobby you can enjoy for years to come. Writing for the school paper might uncover a hidden talent for writing. You never know until you try! The experience you gain may help you get a job after you graduate. If you are undecided in your major, discovering new interests and skills could help you to find the right career path. The best job is one you are truly passionate about and where you are amazed that you get paid to do what you do.
Alleviate stress. From cramming for a big test to roommate challenges, college students have a lot of things to juggle in their lives. This could stress anyone out. Joining a campus organization is a great way to temporarily remove yourself from these situations and relieve a little stress. Having a clear head will help you to handle these stressful situations better!
Have fun! Your academics should be your top priority, but they should not be the only thing of importance to you. Make time in your schedule for a little fun, or things may start to become overwhelming. Getting involved in a campus organization is the best way to incorporate a little fun into your week. You will make new friends and take a break from your studies for a while!