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Trumpet Editorial: Get involved, build your resumé

 

The school year is underway again and for many students that means the prospect of getting involved on campus.

Extracurricular activities are one of the things to ponder when trying to fill your schedule and, more importantly, interact with the Wartburg community.

The sheer number and variety of organizations that Wartburg offers can seem really daunting if you’ve never been too involved in the past, but there are some definite benefits to getting involved and finding a good fit.

When looking to get involved on campus, one of the most important things is to find your niche.

Everyone has their own set of likes and dislikes, passions, and things they’d rather stay away from.

Use those to help pick a couple out, but make sure to stretch your wings a little, too.

There’s nothing quite as thrilling as trying an organization you aren’t sure about only to find that it’s a perfect fit and you get to learn a whole new skill set.

After all, college is all about uncovering the parts of ourselves we didn’t even know were there.

Getting involved in extracurricular activities and becoming part of a club or two are not only a great way to expand your knowledge base, skill set and discover what you really love, but they are easy communities to build.

Surrounding yourself with like-minded people who share your interests is a fun way to make friends without even trying.

But perhaps most importantly, getting involved on campus gives you stellar resume builders.

You gain experience in areas related to your field of study, and, it stands to reason, your future field of work.

Think about the power that holds when you can tell potential future employers all about the real-world, real-time experience you gained through your participation in student organizations and clubs.

Instantly, you set yourself apart from other applicants.

It’s never too soon to think about putting your resumé together – in fact, it’s essential to start building it as early as possible.

The sooner you start building it, the more comfortable you become with the content on it and the easier it becomes to craft it into something that truly stands out.

Maybe you’re on the fence about getting involved with a couple student organizations, and if that’s the case – take the plunge.

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