4 Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

Being involved in your high school clubs can be beneficial for your college career, personal life, and even professional career. However, it is important to find clubs that you are interested in. You may feel like you don’t have the time in your schedule, but taking time out of your week before or after school is possible with dedication.

Becoming active in a high school club allows you to learn new things and broaden your skill set, and learn how to work with others. This can definitely prepare you for college and the professional world. In college you will have numerous group projects, and the same goes for a professional career. No matter what field you go into or what major you decide to study, you will at some point work in a team, so why not take advantage of learning that skill set in high school?

Meet New People

Becoming involved in a club in your high school will allow you to meet others that you may not normally get the chance to meet or have a class with. Meeting new people also gives you great networking abilities, and you never know when that may come in handy when you’re looking for a job one day.

Build Your Resume

There is no doubt that being a part of an organization or activity looks good on LinkedIn, college applications, and to future employers. By being part of an organization or even taking on a leadership role in an organization shows employers and colleges that you are well rounded, a hard worker, and can handle multiple responsibilities at a time.

Find Scholarship Opportunities

When it comes time to start your college applications many clubs, organizations, and activities have scholarships tied to them. Scholarships can be extremely beneficial and every little bit of financial aid can definitely help.

All in all, it is beneficial to find an organization that is a right fit for you. You want to enjoy the time you spend in the organization and the time you spend with the people in it. Take a chance and try out an organization that seems of interest to you, you never know how much you may enjoy it and how it will benefit you in the long run.


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