Why join a student organization? Student clubs and organizations registered with SRJC’s Office of Student Affairs offer leadership opportunities, skill building trainings, learning experiences and the potential to network with industry professionals. Being involved with a student club opens opportunities for directed, peer and faculty supported campus involvement and community service.
Here are a few reasons to join a student organization:
- To learn more about your yourself
- Develop better interpersonal skills
- Learn how to work in team situations
- Gain leadership skills
- Expand your resume
- A chance to have fun and meet new people
If you are interested in advancing your career knowledge, joining a professional organization is a strong starting point. There are associations for nearly every profession and most professional organization offer a student membership level. MESA encourages students to consider joining SACNAS, SHPE, NSBE, SWE, ASCE, AISES, LMSA, or ACS. Visit each association’s website for details.
Benefits to joining a professional organization include:
- Broaden your knowledge
- Enhance your network connections
- Become a mentor
- Give back to the community
- Build a better resume
- Stay inspired and motived