By Cecilia Gutierrez |Staff Writer|
Being a part of a club or organization may be the one aspect that sets you apart in a job interview.
Employers are looking for more in potential employees.
Becoming a part of clubs and organizations on campus not only means you were involved, but it also demonstrates that you strive for new experiences, want to meet new people, and actually become a part of school affairs.
CSUSB’s Student Leadership and Development (SLD) department encompasses system-wide leadership experience through co-curricular program involvement.
There are more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus to suit nearly every interest.
SLD works alongside these clubs and organizations by providing on-going workshops and advising sessions for potential student leaders.
Being a part of clubs and organizations offers students time management, leadership and networking skills.
Clubs and organizations offer opportunities for students to challenge themselves with new responsibilities while also providing educational, social, and recreational experiences intended to enrich a student’s life far beyond college.
Not only do these clubs offer personal benefits, but they also provide opportunities for students to go above and beyond in helping the public and getting involved in community services.
The sorority Alpha Phi, for example, has participated in many community service events this year.
Some of the community events they have participated in include servicing at Helping Hands Pantry, reading at multiple elementary schools, participating at Career Days in middle schools and assisting as tour leaders for Chino Hills Wetlands’ Annual Earth Day.
Alpha Phi alone offers community service two to three times a month.
Every club and organization is unique in the services they provide. Each individual club and organization, however, strengthens a student and builds these leadership characteristics employers are looking for.
If there is not a club that fits your particular interests, it is actually possible to start your own.
For further guidance, you may contact the SLD office at (909) 537-5234 or visit the SLD office in the Santos Manuel Student Union in room 203.