How, and why, to get involved on campus

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Getting involved on campus is one of the smartest moves an undergraduate student can make. Campus involvement can lead to leadership opportunities, networking and hands-on experience that’s directly, or indirectly, related to your career goals. Being involved in organizations on campus can also lead to a growth in soft skills that you often don’t get from classroom experience alone.

Regardless of your major, Miami offers hundreds of student-run organizations that can help you grow. There’s business fraternities, pre-med clubs, Greek life, intramural sports and more. It’s important to find organizations that will help you grow professionally, but it’s equally important to find organizations that you will enjoy being part of.

Employers like to see your interests outside of your major come through on your resume. Having leadership experience on your resume is also a huge plus. It’s never too late to join a student org – and J-Term is the perfect time to figure out which ones might be a good fit for you.

To learn more about Miami’s student organizations, visit their website.