A growing number of undergraduates may not know that getting involved in on-campus activities can spice up undergraduate voluntary work experiences and help them acquire skills that will render them more appealing in the eyes of employers at graduation. While studying well, earning good grades and having fun is important, preparing for your upcoming career through your participation in Students’ Clubs and Organizations can play a key role in your career success.
Although, technically, the expression ‘work experience’ is widely used to mean a type of experience gained from paid jobs. The campus clubs and organizations in Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) are commonly intended for young people — often students — to get a feel of professional working environments, such as internship opportunities, placements, trainees, etc to project the students forward for forthcoming paid opportunities. The students’ Clubs and Organizations provide similar opportunities to learn new skills, network and make meaningful contacts.
These experiences, ranging from leadership, soft skills, teamwork, communication and prioritization can come in handy especially on Resume and CV, as well as for students applying for jobs and internships opportunity. Hence, universities and students organizations typically host countless clubs and societies that you can join and have a range of skills, personal qualities and experience, which will help them to have fun and make oneself more employable.
For employers, getting involved in Students’ Clubs and Organizations activities shows you honour commitments, know how to prioritize and meet deadlines, can multi-task, have good networking and social skills, and care enough about the world around you. When properly crafted on your CV will put you ahead of the game when the time comes to find a job.