Why join student organizations?
Did you know that students who are active members of organizations tend to have more positive college experiences than those who aren’t?
Five Reasons Why You Should Join a Student Organization
Student organization activities allow you to meet and work with other students, alumni, and company representatives who have knowledge to share. An extensive contact list is also highly valuable when starting your internship and career search.
You’ll discover new people and new places on your journey as a college student. By participating in student organizations, you’ll learn effective communication and presentation skills that will serve you well in college and in your career.
Student chapters of professional organizations give students the opportunity to learn more about particular fields, such as electrical engineering or computer engineering, and to take part in events and activities that put engineering concepts into practice.
If you become an officer within the organization, you’ll learn how to balance the challenges of decision-making, delegating and accountability that come with being a successful leader. You’ll also learn about fundraising and financial management, marketing and working in teams – all of which are essential skills to prepare you for your career.
Friendships and Fun
Student organizations help you keep priorities in focus, and having a familiar group of friends with whom to study and take part in recreational activities significantly impacts the perceived satisfaction of engineering students.