Why should you get involved?
- Learn new things. Every experience you have builds on what you already know. Being involved is one way to learn outside of the classroom. You get a chance to put yourself into problem-solving situations or try something “hands on.” There are so many ways to get involved, and each has something different that it brings to the table.
- Build your resume. Your resume is something that should constantly be improved by the diverse things you do in life. Work is one way to build a resume, but activities and organizations can also demonstrate what you have to offer to future employers.
- Increase scholarship opportunities. Scholarships can play an important part in paying for college. The more prospects you have for scholarships, the higher probability of earning a type of financial aid that you don’t have to pay back. Clubs, organizations, and activities sometimes have scholarships tied into them. If not, your activities will be helpful when completing scholarship applications.
- Develop stronger personal skills. A person changes and grows with each new experience. Getting involved might provide the chance to take on a leadership role in an organization or club. That would be a way for you to learn more about how to lead people and groups. Even if you don’t have a leadership position, you would learn key teamwork strategies.
- Meet new people. This is one of the most important reasons to get involved. You have the chance to meet so many new people from various cultures and with different perspectives. All the people you encounter in activities and organizations have traits you can learn from. Who knows, you may meet someone who will be a friend for life.