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Why Getting Involved In Extracurricular Activities Is Beneficial

When you get to college, advertisements for joining clubs and societies will be everywhere and there will be multiple club fairs you can attend. Some people might blow off opportunities and fairs that shed some light on these organizations but that is a poor choice especially when coming somewhere new like college. Joining a club or society of some sort can be one of the most beneficial things you do while you’re at college. You never know until you try and you’ll only regret it if you don’t.

An extra curricular you can sign up for is writing for RU Whim! Graphic by Katie Gibson
An extra curricular you can sign up for is writing for RU Whim! Graphic by Katie Gibson

I didn’t join any clubs my freshman year because I figured I didn’t need to and all I had to worry about was my schoolwork. I didn’t understand that extracurriculars look really good on a resume to future employers and to anyone such as graduate school or law school or whatever else you plan to do after your 4 years of undergraduate studies.

At the beginning of my junior year I finally started getting involved with my university and I really enjoyed everything I started becoming a part of. I made new friends, had new tasks to accomplish, and different things to add to my schedule instead of just going to class and the same old thing every day of every week.

I strongly encourage any incoming freshman, transfers, or anyone who hasn’t joined any extracurricular or club to at least attempt to look into something you are interested in. I think it could have a positive effect on your life and change up your everyday routine. It’d be something new and exciting and something you are interested in. That being said, you would also be meeting a whole group of people that are interested in exactly, or very similar to, what you’re interested in. It’s a great way to get involved with your university, make new friends, and create new experiences and opportunities for yourself.