Why Join a Student Organization?

There are many reasons why one should join a student organization. Some enhance curricular work, some help you with career, some help you with social skills, and some help you with time management, delegation, and self-responsibility skills.  Check out these eight reasons to join a student organization in the College of Education and Psychology at Southern Miss.

  1. Networking: The easy and best way to network with students who have similar interests is by joining a student organization which can help you with your career, hobby, or anything that you are passionate about.
  2. Social Skills: As a student you want to engage in work and conversation with people different from yourself.
  3. Professional Experience: Professional chapter student organizations will expose you to professional careers which will provide professional leadership opportunities.  
  4. Time Management Skills: Practice and learn time management skills, the art of delegation, and self responsibility that will contribute to success in the workplace.  Learn to balance education and organizational work while focusing on your goals.
  5. Leadership Skills: Membership in a student organization gives you the opportunity to take a leadership role which teaches you the responsibility or challenge to be a leader.
  6. Alumni Networking: Student organizations usually try to bring in alumni and ask them to share their experiences which can help with job search and mentoring.
  7. Organization and Management Skills: Many of us are not familiar with how an organization works and how to manage everything.  Develop your organization skills by learning how to raise money, manage finances, market an event, and work as a team. 
  8. Friendships and Fun: Student organizations give you an opportunity to meet people, build friendships, and have fun.