The benefits of joining a club

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Every school has different club’s and activities to do either during lunch break, or after school, and getting involved in some of them can be an awesome experience.

School can sometimes become a drag, especially if your lunches are starting to feel like they last for days, or if you’re finding yourself bored out of you mind after school. Clubs are a great way to deal with that boredom. Not only will you get to meet and talk to different people, but you will also get to do and discuss things that you love.

Clubs usually aren’t that big of a commitment either running only for one lunch block out of the week, or for an hour after school, so you’ll still have lots of time left over to hang with your friends.

Ask what the commitment is before you join a club so you know what you’re getting yourself into.

When you have a hobby or topic that you’re really interested in, it’s a rewarding experience to go out and meet people who share the same interests. It lets you share your own ideas on the topic and discuss it with people who understand and relate.

This is where a club can really come in handy. In most big high-schools, there are already loads of clubs for specific subjects, like a fantasy sports club, an anime club, or a woodworking club, where you can go and meet other people who are just as passionate as you are. If there is a club that even slightly interests you at your school, I would highly recommend going to one of the clubs’ meetings and seeing if it’s for you.

Being involved in a club relating to a job you’re pursuing looks really good on a resume.

As we all grow older, we’ll need to start applying for jobs and internships, and showing that you were part of a club that did something related to the job you’re applying for, can really put you ahead of your competition. It also shows that you have commitment, dedication, and are willing to invest your own time into something that you are passionate about.

Clubs are also a really good way to make connections with people who are going to go into the same field as you, or just to meet some people that could help you land a job. Though this should never be the number one reason that you join club, it’s a nice little benefit.

If you want to get more involved in your community, clubs are a great way to get started. In all schools, there will be at least one club that is about activism and volunteering either the school community or in and around your neighbourhood. These clubs are for those who want to spend more of their time helping people.

Activism-focused clubs usually have very accepting communities and are a great place to start when trying to make some new friends.

And if there’s something that you love that doesn’t have a club right now, go ahead and start one! I’m sure that others who also love that subject would be delighted that you did. Founding and leading a club also builds leadership skills and looks even better on a resume.

If you are interested about setting up your own club, look into what the process is for your school, or ask a teacher.