I know everything that students say about getting involved in student organizations is going to sound cliche, and you still might be in a phase where involvement "isn't cool" or maybe you're just too shy to even think about joining an organization by yourself (I guess that was my problem!). Let me tell you, most student organizations want to have as many active members as possible, and if you're willing to put in some effort, they will fully embrace you, so don't be scared!
I'm going to give you a few reasons why you should get involved, and over the next few days I'll expand on these reasons:
- You meet people.
- You get the opportunity to help others.
- You can explore your career options.
- You can get experience for your resume.
Most of what I am going to discuss is focusing on major-specific clubs. While social clubs are a great way to get involved and meet people too, clubs that focus around business, engineering, medicine, etc. are going to provide you with more valuable experience. Get involved in whatever you're interested in and what you can manage with your schedule, but one club should be geared toward your major.