Why be involved in Student Clubs?

Learn to work with a team

Knowing how to work well with a team is an essential skill for any career. Being in a student club teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others, as well as give your own and work together.

Networking Opportunities

Another great benefit of student club is that you get the opportunity to network. Meeting new students, making connections, and building relationships will all help down the line when you're looking for a job. Because you are all part of the same organization, you know the people you're meeting have at least a few of the same interests as you, so their connections will be valuable.

Diversity

Chances are, the organization you choose to participate in will include a diverse group of people — you'll be faced with the same situation in the working world! Learning how different people respond and react to certain situations will help you develop your skills in presenting and implementing ideas. Student clubs provide you with the opportunity to learn about different cultural backgrounds.

Leadership Skills

Becoming a leader or an officer in an club will help you develop leadership skills that will be invaluable in all areas of life. You'll be presented with opportunities to improve in public speaking, and gain confidence in yourself as an individual. One of the two greatest benefits student organizations offer is developing leadership skills and expanding your network. Holding a position in a student club requires you to work with a team, effectively problem-solve, plan events, time management and also interact with faculty, staff, and alumni.  In addition, joining a club not only teaches you about people skills, but also helps you broade and improve those you already have.  You'll learn the best way to communicate with both individuals and large groups, and you'll gain emotional intelligence as you develop new relationships.

Give back to the community

Many student clubs provide opportunities to give back to the community, whether through acts of service, sponsoring events, or hosting charity drives. Not only is this good for society, but it will teach you how a future business can give back, and add value to the learning experience.

Learn more about yourself

Joining a student club presents many opportunities to learn more about yourself, your goals, and your strengths. You can learn from how other students handle certain situations and test your current knowledge. You can also find out what you're good at, whether that's multitasking, staying organized, generating ideas, or serving others. This self-awareness will be beneficial in your future career.

Most importantly, have fun!!!

Another simple reason to join a student club is to have fun. Meeting new people, making new friends, and participating in activities will help you make the most of your college experience.