Being a member of a club enriches the academic experience and provides a way to showcase skills and abilities. Too often being a member of an organization is ignored by students, who then miss an opportunity to demonstrate examples of their skills and abilities. Many employers are interested in knowing how candidates developed and used their professional skills and abilities. Being a member of an organization is an excellent way to highlight these. Think about incorporating the following qualities into your resume:
Student organizations promote leadership, diversity, critical thinking, creativity, social interaction, and community —all desirable traits. These experiences can be listed under “Extra Curricular”, “Clubs & Activities” or under any of the skill categories. By utilizing examples to elaborate on any of the following characteristics, you increase your attractiveness as a future employee.
Being part of an organization provides opportunities to utilize colleagues and club advisor who can provide insight and knowledge about your personality and commitment.
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