You’ve finished up a solid day at the Student Org Fair. Your bag is full of flyers from countless organizations, and you’ve heard the same lecture over and over- GET INVOLVED! Some of you may think “if there’s seven days in a week, then I should join seven organizations,” while others might be struggling to find one that fits. So here’s three tips on how to help you pick your Student Organizations.
1. Pick what YOU want to do!
If you aren’t interested in an organization, don’t join out of pity, or because it’s a “resume builder”. There is nothing more awkward than joining an Org because your friend asked you to, and then never showing up to a single meeting!
2. Mix it up!
Don’t join three different Orgs about one topic. You’re going to grow more as a person if you branch out. Personally, I do one athletic, one educational, and one miscellaneous Org. Maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to try, well more likely than not there’s an Org for it! Who knows, maybe you’ll even find your newest passion in one of them.
3. Have fun with it!
College should be fun; so should your Student Orgs. Remember, you’re using your free time to participate, so if you’re not having fun, find something else.
More likely than not, you will meet some of your best friends through Student Orgs. You have four years to “get it right”, so if you pick something you can’t stand, it’s not the end of the world. Just enjoy it, these years are going to fly by.