Successful Tips for Students: Top 5 Reasons to get Involved on Campus

5 Reasons to get Involved on Campus! 

UWGB offers over 100 student organizations. These range from community service based, Greek Life, Honor Societies, sports and recreational activities. Joining a club can provide skills and opportunities that transfer over to the classroom and future employment opportunities. The Psychology Department offers two clubs for students to join. Psi Chi International Honor Society and PsycHD, both of these organizations hold social events, informational meetings, and do volunteer work. Here are a few more reasons to get involved on campus! 

  1. Get a break from studying: Joining a club is a productive way for students to take a break from school work. Being involved gives students the opportunity to learn and participate in something they are interested in without the pressure and obligations that come along with school work.
  2. Give back to the community: Many on campus organizations provide opportunities to go out in the community and volunteer. Community service can teach students valuable skills and provide potential networking opportunities. Students can give back to the community while having fun with their peers.
  3. Build your resume: Organizations and extracurricular look great on resumes, especially if they are related to your future profession. Being involved shows future employers that you were involved and invested in your undergraduate career. Employers look for people who are dedicated, responsible, and hardworking
  4. Learn leadership and team building skills: Being able to effectively communicate and cooperate in a group setting is an extremely valuable skill to have. Clubs provide leadership opportunities that teach patience, time management skills, and organization. Students that are involved in clubs learn how to share their ideas and generate goals more effectively.
  5. Meet new people: Meeting people on campus can be difficult. Joining a club is a fun and easy way to meet new people who have similar interests. Being part of an organization helps students feel connected to their university and peers.

Author: Anna Formella

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