Find yourself in an organization


College is often about finding yourself, what you love and how you can make money at it by getting an education. College can also be about getting involved in organizations that represent who you are and who you want to be.

“Get involved,” is a quote many campus organizations use because getting involved is “one of the best ways to make the most of your college experience and pad your resume,” according to the Student Activities Board web page.

Joining student organizations allows students to discover something about themselves, such as if they can set goals or work well with others. Joining also allows a person to explore a more diverse group of people.

Organizations also help demonstrate leadership skills and offer leadership positions to those involved. Another benefit is that organizations allow opportunities to help out or volunteer in the community, which also looks good on a resume.

There are over 200 organizations on theLink that allow opportunities for students to join a group.

Most colleges offer organizations similar to Greek Life or the Student Activities Board, but there are other organizations offered at Arkansas Tech University.

If there is something that a student is interested in or wants to do as a profession, there is a good chance that there is an organization that matches that. For example, if a student likes to play Cricket, there is a Tech Cricket Club. If a student enjoys drawing anime, there is an Anime Club that holds art contests and any artwork drawn can be used in a portfolio. There is ministry, rock climbing, mathematics, yoga, environmental, residence halls and chemistry organizations, just to name a few.

Find an organization that expresses who you are, who you want to be and one that will help you make networking connections for your career after college.

For more information go online to theLink.

Amber Quaid
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Amber Quaid is the coeditor-in-chief for the Arka Tech newspaper at Arkansas Tech University. Her focus is on diversity and its importance for inclusion into society. Amber has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in communication and public relations. She is currently working on receiving her master’s degree in multimedia journalism. Amber has been in the professional world of journalism for 4 years and in professional management positions for 16 years with a Fortune 500 company. Currently, on the Arka Tech Amber does layout, design, and writes articles about diversity and mental health issues. She enjoys reading, hanging out with her kids and playing deck-building board games.