Extracurriculars That Look Awesome On Literally Any Resume
Sometimes deciding which clubs and activities to sign up for can be frustrating. You want extracurriculars to impress your future employers, but it can be hard to decide which ones align with your post-grad career.
It can be stressful! Don’t worry! There is a list of activities that are useful for any career path, so if you’re undecided about the future (or just want to beef up your Google calendar), read on!
No matter what you want to do with your life, employers will always be impressed that you used your personal time to help others. Whether that means playing with children in the afternoons or building houses with Habitat for Humanity, not only will your selflessness be greatly appreciated, but you’ll feel great about it too.
Though fraternities and sororities have a reputation for partying and being preppy, there’s so much more behind the letters. According to Gist, “all organizations need public relations, event coordination, money management and leadership,” so you’ll be able to make new friends while building your skills. If you have sisters with the same major as you, they’ll also be able to recommend you at their internships. Plus, being in a sorority will give you access to tons of alumni networking that you can use to get a job!
A club that relates to your major:
If you have an idea of what field you want to go into, you should definitely seek out a related organization. Pre-professional groups are also great if you don’t have a major yet—maybe you’ll love the marketing club so much that you decide to change majors! If your major doesn’t have a student organization, you can always start one yourself.
Be an RA:
Besides having your housing cost reduced or even covered, being a resident assistant will teach you how to handle a plethora of issues, from roommate fights to illegal substance use. RAs at their school “have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, make strong connections with other students, and promote diversity and inclusion across their area.” Sounds like a great resume-builder and a cool experience.
They’re not just for the politically-minded—public speaking is a skill anyone can use. The skills you will acquire while participating in your school’s debate club will immensely improve your verbal communication, which will not only help you on the job but in everyday life as well. It will teach you how to formulate and present ideas clearly and concisely. You will learn how to be poised and eloquent under pressure. You will also discover the importance of understanding different points of views.”
The list goes on and there are so many things out there that you can join!
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