Good grades are very important however being involved with
extracurricular activities is beneficial on campus as well. Why? You may ask. It
is beneficial because you learn more about yourself, build your people skills, add
on to your resume, and giving back to the community.
in a student club or activity presents opportunities for you to learn about
yourself, your aspirations and your strengths, maybe even your weaknesses. You
can learn from your peers and how they handle certain situations and how they
handle them. You could see first-hand what you good at, maybe multitasking,
being organized, coming up with ideas, or serving other people. Self-awareness will
be a benefit in your future career path.
with others around you outside of class allows you to effectively build your “people
skills.” Joining a club especially not only develops this skill but it broadens
what you may already have. You will learn how to speak to individuals and
larger audiences. According to Understood.org “An extracurricular activity is a good way for people to be social in a
more relaxed environment. And they get to meet people with the same interests.
Being with other people who enjoy the same things can help your child feel like
he belongs.” You will also acquire
a higher self-esteem about speaking and interacting with the ones around you.
is extremely beneficial to be connected outside of the classroom because; you’ll
get a chance to enhance your resume. Showing an future employer you
participated in other organizations on campus is showing you had grit and could
be a potential leader. According to Megan Dorsey, “Employers
aren’t looking for a specific number of activities. Instead they want to see
skills, talents, and habits that indicate your potential as an employee. You
can acquire and heighten these skills through extracurricular activities.” They will see you were a hardworking individual who
could handle multiple task and responsibilities other than just academics.
campus clubs participate in community driven activities giving back in some way
shape or form. And if you join a club you would host events for the student
community, volunteering you service, or drives for charity.
All in all, good grades can get
you scholarships and give you a sash to put on your graduation gown that shows
you graduated with honors. Although it is quite an achievement, having work
experience, knowing people and having developed social skills, along with
having a valuable work ethic, and giving back to your community is much more
important in the long run.