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Top 10 reasons to join clubs/organizations

ibrahimzclibrahimzcl 2 replies4 threads New Member
edited July 2008 in High School Life
I am in a couple of different student clubs and organizations, and I plan on joining more. Clubs offer you a lot of knowledge and experience in just about any field of study or subject you are passionate about. In order to better convince you, I have composed a list of the top 10 reasons to join student clubs and organizations

10. Extra Curricular: They look great on applications/resumes

9. Networking: You will have the opportunity to meet and network with other people with similar interests

8. Promote Awareness: They help promote education and awareness about the field/subject

7. Assistance: They give you the opportunity to give or receive assistance in classes in the fields that you study

6. Volunteer: For philanthropic reasons

5. Brotherhood: Being a member automatically gives you a feeling of closeness to other members, you share something that other people are not a part of.

4. Enrichment: Being part of a student ran club or organization is an enriching experience. You owe it to yourself to at least try them out.

3. Exposure: They expose you to real life experiences in the fields/subjects you are interested in.

2. Growth: Members in clubs/organizations will be encouraging and supportive of your personal growth.

1. Social: They are a great way to meet great people and have a lot of fun

So there you have it. The top 10 reasons you owe it to yourself to join student clubs and organizations. What are your experiences with clubs and organizations? What are your reasons? Leave a comment and let us know.

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edited July 2008
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  • lil_killer129lil_killer129 4176 replies529 threads Senior Member
    This is a good list. Good job!
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  • InvoyableInvoyable 3525 replies57 threads Senior Member
    I joined 1 club this year, and I was basically forced to. Didn't do anything this year, really. No EC's this year, I plan to start upcoming september. Unless you count Pokemon/WoW/BF2/SSBB/etc... and sleeping.

    But nice list, though, ****@brotherhood.
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  • teenage_clicheteenage_cliche 3505 replies17 threads Senior Member
    Good list, though if it's in order of least to most important, I'd argue that what you refer to as "networking" (which I refer to as "making friends") should be higher.
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  • jk_91jk_91 1177 replies60 threads Senior Member
    Great list but I think networking and socializing are pretty much the same thing, especially in high school.
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  • lil_killer129lil_killer129 4176 replies529 threads Senior Member
    I never joined a single club in high school. I was just too lazy.
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  • UnoriginalUnoriginal 825 replies102 threads Member
    I'll be joining a few clubs next year. I'm hoping I make some new friends and just have fun.
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  • jamesfordjamesford 3336 replies111 threads Senior Member
    There aren't any 10 reasons to do any EC. This is very cliched, and you'll hear this a lot from parents/adcoms/etc., but do an EC because you're interested in it and are passionate about it. That is basically the only criteria you need in joining something.
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  • technol21technol21 894 replies23 threads Member
    ^ I agree. Personal interest is probably the most important and necessary factor. I don't see why people on CC would need to be convinced to join clubs anyway, but it looks like the OP is just advertising for some other site.
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  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes 34203 replies770 threads Senior Member
    ^ I agree. Good list but this will probably be removed because the OP is simply here to advertise.
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  • azngod1992azngod1992 412 replies13 threads Member
    Revise number 1 to:
    Hit/Flirt on hot members of the other sex who just happens to be in the club
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  • doctordestinydoctordestiny 338 replies18 threads Member
    You forgot Free Food!
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  • thatOneStudentthatOneStudent 128 replies28 threads Junior Member
    IMO, I find that Networking, Brotherhood, and Growth can be parts of Social, which is a HUGE reason why I join clubs/organizations. And I'm speaking as a student who was new last year. ;)
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  • ibrahimzclibrahimzcl 2 replies4 threads New Member
    Networking and social are not necessarily the same. You will meet people in many clubs which you wouldn't normally choose to have as friends, but will be great to network with because you are in the same fields and are trying to accomplish similar goals. In high school you may find that networking and social are the same, but as you get older and more specialized in your fields, you will realize that its like mixing business with pleasure.

    Thanks for the kind words about the article.
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  • shre97shre97 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Clubs in college are more diverse than in high school.

    And besides, clubs are places where you can meet people who are as weird as you and enjoy similar things.
    I would rather join something other than what my academic/professional career is. I'll be spending every waking hour doing official college academic stuff. Clubs should be a break from that.

    For instance, I joined a meditation club because I meditate. In my case, this club will be useful in making sure I don't break a good habit/practice of meditation. Plus the meditation group is allied to the psychology department, so I can get insights in that way. And a meditation habit plus frequent meeting up with calm people will help reduce the stress of college life.

    It's about networking + socialising + learning something new + my sanity all in one.
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