Involvement In College

Teachers, parents, and even our peers often tell us involvement in college activities such as clubs and other organizations are extremely important to our career. They are right about this and not enough people realize how much of an impact being involved in college really has on their future. Firstly, being involved in a club or some type of organization that the individual enjoys allows this person to meet new people and make some friendships that last a lifetime. I can honestly say that some of the best friendships that I have made my freshman year are from meeting people in the Pre-Vet Club. Secondly, these organizations allow some of the college students who are nervous and sometimes shy around large groups of people to step out of their comfort zone and become comfortable with others who share the same passion as them. I know that I was extremely nervous coming to K-State from North Dakota and not knowing anyone but joining clubs has allowed me to come out of my shell.

Thirdly, involvement in clubs looks extremely good on a resume when college students are looking to find a job after they graduate. Employers like to see that college students were involved while they were in school and it helps round out the individual. The more activities and organizations that college students are involved in allows them that advantage over other people that they are fighting against a job for. It is reassuring to know that the more clubs and organizations that you are involved in the better chance you stand at securing a job after college. And lastly but a very important thing to remember is that clubs and other organizations can be extremely fun if effort is put towards them and the individual has a passion for the club or organization that they are involved in.

In Sisterhood,

Karin O’Leary

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