Being a university student can take up a lot of time. It’s possible you’re already juggling both working and being a student. So, is adding something else to that list such as joining a club really worth it? We’re here to tell you yes! Joining a club has a range of benefits for your social wellbeing and will help you in your future career, whatever that may be.
- Time management
Joining a club is a great way to practice time management. By being in a club, you’ve made a commitment; whether it’s a commitment to attend meetings or help with events, it’s important you are able to uphold this commitment. Figuring out how much time you are able to give the club whilst maintaining work, social commitments and uni is a great way to practice your personal organisation and time management skills.
- New friends
Joining a club is a quick and great way to meet a group of new people with whom you share a common interest. Most clubs host events or have regular meetings so this is a great way to get to know your fellow club members. Being in a Curtin club also gives you a lot of friends who are also students at Curtin. It’s always great to start a new class at the start of semester and see a familiar face! The people you meet through clubs may also be your future connections when you enter the workforce after graduation.
- Skills for the future
Being in a club provides you with new learning opportunities. Whether it gives you your first experience of a committee meeting, improves your soft skills or teaches you how to set up for events, these are all skills you can take with you into the workforce. Learning to work in a large group, such as a club, is a great way to prepare yourself for working in large companies or with big teams of people in the future.
- Clubs build confidence
Joining a club where you don’t know anyone takes courage. It can be daunting to enter a new environment where everyone seems to already know each other, but clubs are a great space to overcome this fear. Clubs are a welcoming environment that will push you to get out of your comfort zone and gain confidence in your abilities.
- It’s fun!
Joining a club is a great way to take part in new and fun events, take a break from studying and make the most of your university experience. The experience can help you to take on a new hobby, help with a cause close to your heart, find people with whom you share a common interest and have fun!
Be sure to check out the range of clubs available at Curtin to find the one that best suits your interests!