4 Reasons Why You Need To Get Involved In Student Organizations In College
Start writing a post
Student Life

4 Reasons Why You Need To Get Involved In Student Organizations In College

Get your butt out of your dorm room and go make some friends!

1712
4 Reasons Why You Need To Get Involved In Student Organizations In College

Whether you're a doe-eyed freshman or a seasoned transfer student, starting a year at a new college can be difficult. You have to find all of your classes, feed yourself three times a day, manage your time, and more. However, sometimes it's nice to have someone to go grab lunch with or to study with on a Wednesday night, and there's no better way to find like-minded people than by joining a student organization! Below are some of my top reasons for joining a club (literally any club or student organization will do, I promise):

1. You Can Make Friends

good mythical morning friends GIF by Rhett and Link Giphy

It's hard to make friends in college, especially with online learning and mask mandates! However, if you join a college organization (or five) then your circle of friends is bound to grow. Think of it this way: you and all of the other students in the club already have one thing in common, right? Chances are you all will be able to bond over that and get to know each other better! All you have to do is make a suggestion to grab some food after a meeting/practice and next thing you know you'll have everyone's Snapchats.

2. You Can Expand Your Professional Network

drunk schitts creek GIF by CBC Giphy

Sure, friends are great, but professional connections can be even better (I'm joking... kind of). If you're in a professional organization that pertains to your field of study, then you're sure to make plenty of helpful connections. Between your faculty advisor, your peers, and the special guests that will come in to talk during meetings - there's no way that you'll end the year without any new contacts.

3. It Looks Good On A Resume

Season 9 Nbc GIF by The Office Giphy

Whatever you're applying for - whether it's a job, an internship, or a scholarship - you'll most likely need a resume for it. However, if all your resume has on it is the babysitting gig you had in 8th grade and the one club you joined in high school, you're going to need to start beefing it up. Joining a low-maintenance student organization will be a great way to start expanding your skill-set, and it'll be an even better way to hype yourself up on your resume.

4. It Might Even Be Fun

Giphy

Gasp! I know, that's a pretty crazy claim to throw around, but I promise there's a pretty good chance that you're going to end up enjoying yourself if you join a club in college. The whole point of a club is to surround yourself with an activity that you enjoy. As long as you're not attending a club that you have no interest in, I'd say your chances of having a good time are pretty high. Of course, if all else fails you could just start your own club. But, I'd say you should start small by trying to have a good time at the next Anime Club meeting, or whatever you're into if that's not your thing.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Relationships

Hittin' the Road Playlist

With the end of August approaching more quickly than many of us would like, the preparation for school is happening in more ways than just one.

1192
http://cdn1.theodysseyonline.com/files/2014/08/11/635433794713320635180099351_road%20trip%20playlist.jpg

The car is all packed. The money you saved (and didn't spend online) from your summer internship is secured quietly in your bank account. The immediate reunion with your long-distance college friends is set. The real question on everyone's minds is: do you have the perfect melody to jam to as you journey back to school? 

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

20 Quotes That Will Make You Smile Today

Everyone could use more self-care and without the judgement...

3211
20 Quotes That Will Make You Smile Today

Welcome to a new day and a new opportunity to be our best selves. Here's a list of 20 quotes about self-care, self-love, positivity, and finding inspiration. Carry these quotes with you throughout your day for positive upliftment!

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

10 Small Reasons To Smile​

There's always a reason to be happy.

2756
10 Small Reasons To Smile​

It doesn't cost a thing - so smile.

Keep Reading... Show less
11 Songs That Will Hit You In The Feels, No Doubt About It

One of my favorite things to do when it comes to music is making different playlists on Spotify. I find it so fun to go back to old songs, find new ones, and categorize them into my different playlists. We all have that one playlist that we resort to when we are really feeling some type of way — also known as a "feels" playlist. If you have one of these playlists or feel ~inspired~ to make one, here are 11 songs that are a must to add.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

To My Fellow Girls With Resting B**** Face

A letter to my friends with RBF about understanding your own face and helping others deal with it.

3995
Jupe du Jour

To the girl with resting b**** face:

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments