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The role of campus engagement in facilitating future careers

Sami LaMarre and Brianna White pose for org fair picture. Photo by Brianna White / Antelope Staff

Success in your future career isn’t determined only by what you learn in the classroom, but by the experiences and involvement outside of it that can truly shape your path. Exploring opportunities with campus organizations can be the key to unlocking a brighter future for students.

When I started college, I was unsure about the path to follow to advance my future career. At that time, I believed that giving my best in every class would be sufficient.

I didn’t understand the importance of developing my own personal and professional abilities until I started participating in groups throughout my freshman and sophomore years. 

Engaging in campus activities is something that I believe to be essential for a fulfilling college experience. It not only strengthens your academics but also helps you build friendships, obtain leadership skills and allow you to feel a sense of belonging.

The organizations that I’ve been part of have helped me become who I am and realize my potential while being involved. Having a voice with a leadership role can challenge you in ways you have never been, forcing you out of your comfort zone. 

Building a support network involves getting to meet new people and finding mentors to help guide you along the way. Networking can provide so many opportunities during your college journey and could even provide you with some once you’re out of college. One of the people you meet might end up becoming your employer in the future.

Joining an organization makes it a more effortless experience to meet people who are interested in the same things as you. Once you find these people, you may feel more comfortable doing things you haven’t done before. 

Participating in extracurricular activities can help develop skills such as leadership, teamwork, time management and problem-solving. These are all skills that are essential for personal growth and future success.

Taking on leadership roles within student organizations can further benefit you as well as your resume. Employers will see your involvement in organizations, which will set you apart from other candidates. I feel as though the more experience is shown you are more likely to get a job or internship.

As I continue through college, I am starting to see how my active involvement on campus is laying the foundation for what I hope to be a successful future career. The connections I made, the skills I learned and the passions I discovered are all factors that play into a promising professional path.

So, get involved. It might take you a little out of your comfort zone, but in the end you will be glad you made the right steps to help get a jumpstart in your future career. 

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