College life isn’t limited to the classroom and dorm parties – or at least it shouldn’t be. Yet many students go through their stay at college with little to no participation in extracurricular activities which may be both fun and useful. Here are 10 reasons why you’ll certainly benefit from joining the club.
1. Meeting New People
College is the best time in your life to meet a lot of new people from a lot of different backgrounds. You can greatly widen the scope of your social life by joining clubs and share your interests with people who may turn into your lifelong friends.
2. Resume Building
Although your academic success is imperative for building a successful future career, more employers than you would think pay attention to their applicants’ participation in extracurricular activities. They are generally looking for well-rounded individuals ready for team work – and readiness to join clubs will speak in your favor.
3. Learning New Things
If you’ve always wanted to try a particular activity but didn’t know anybody to learn from, college club is the way to go. There’ll always be members who have vast experience in your chosen activity, and the fact that they’ve joined in the first place means they are ready to share it.
4. The Busier You Are, the More You Do
Paradoxically, often it is lack of time that allows us to do better in all areas. When you have slightly less time than you feel you need to deal with everything, you learn how to use what you have more effectively.
5. Eliminating Boredom
Sometimes, especially in winter, you can feel pretty apathetic. Having a club meeting to attend will give you the reason to go outside instead of staying at home and cherishing your boredom.
6. Personal Growth
People join a club because they share views, interests and hobbies. They will be supportive of your attempts to grow as a person and will encourage you to do more.
7. Physical Fitness
Many people feel unmotivated when working out on their own. Joining a sports club will provide you with a supportive environment and people who will help you get moving even when you’re feeling lethargic.
8. New Experiences
When at college it is all too easy to get stuck in your own routine, doing the same things over and over again. Joining a club will expose you to new experiences and help you leave your comfort zone.
Many clubs provide all kinds of discounts to their members: from tickets to cultural events to special prices at local businesses.
10. Discovering Your Calling
If you don’t try something out, you will never know how good you can be at it, and college clubs provide ideal environments for doing so. Perhaps you will find you true calling not in the classroom, but during one of club meetings.
Being in a college club is an enriching experience, and you will never have such an opportunity again – so you owe it to yourself to at least try it out.