Four Reasons to Get Involved in College

Much of your college experience will happen outside the classroom. Although studies should be your top priority, getting involved on campus is a great way to ease the transition into college and build your resume. 

1. Meet new people

Join a club or organization to make friends and network with those who have similar interests, goals and values.

2. Get real-world experience

Career-related organizations offer an excellent opportunity to build leadership, communication and teamwork skills. 

3. Build connections

Campus involvement often creates a stronger connection to your school. This will increase your college satisfaction and reduce the likelihood of transferring or dropping out.

4. Find your balance

Campus involvement teaches you to find balance between your schoolwork and activities—a skill that will serve you in your professional career as well.

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on December 11, 2017 at 12:03am.