Skip to main content

Loren Catotal

SFU Student

empty
Clubs day
Before you say that university life is boring and exhausting, think again! Always remember that there is a saying that goes: “university life is what you make of it”, and it surely is!

Inspired by SFU’s recent Clubs Day, here are some reasons why joining a club in university is always a wonderful idea!

1. Joining Clubs Is a Great Way to Network With Other Like-Minded Individuals!

In this day and age, connections are valuable assets that may help your career prospects in the future, especially when you are a university student. More importantly, people with similar interests and ambitions will surely motivate and inspire you even more to reach your goals.

2. Not Just That, It Is Also a Chance to Meet People Who Can Potentially Be Your Friends.

Networking is useful, but genuinely bonding and connecting with others is priceless. Joining a club might help you find your niche in university if you think you haven’t found yours just yet.

3. Being Part of a Club Proves That You Are a Well-Rounded Person!

You might graduate with a stellar 4.0 GPA, but without any co-curricular activities, it can hurt your future career. There is no doubt that academia must be prioritized, but surely, employers would also want to know if you can be a team player. Being a valuable member of a club is certainly a reflection on your personal and professional development.

4. It Can Be a Great a Learning Experience

If you are a dedicated Harry Potter fan, join the Quidditch Club! If you have an affinity for nature and outdoor activities, join the Outdoors Club! If you have a deep appreciation for tea, why not join SFU Tea?  Most clubs are open to everyone, so there is no reason to be intimidated or shy to try out new activities that interest you. The truth is that the only thing they require is a genuine interest in their club, and that is all! Never ever hesitate to join. Your fellow club members will be willing to teach and welcome you; that is for sure!

Before you say that university life is boring and exhausting, think again! Always remember that there is a saying that goes: “university life is what you make of it”, and it surely is! So, show up to that icebreaker you’ve always wanted to go and have lots of fun. My advice is not to wait until your last year at SFU to join a club. I guarantee you that you will not regret joining one!

About the Author

Loren Catotal

SFU Student

You Might Like These... Volunteering, Community Engagement, Professional Development, Personal Development, Life Balance

STC West Coast
Alumnus Profile: How Crystal Kwon Advanced Her Career Through Volunteerism

Students often overlook one important benefit of volunteerism. While students realize that scholarships and bursaries usually require community engagement, they often forget that volunteerism can also give you the edge you need after you finish your degree.

Kyle and volunteers
Kyle Jung: Expand Your Horizons through Volunteering

Did you know that you can make a difference through volunteering, as well as discovering your passions and career goals? These are just some of the benefits of volunteering, according to Kyle Jung, a 5th-year SIAT student who is also the Vice President of Operations, Interactive Arts & Technology Student Union (IATSU) and the SFSS Forum Representative.

Volunteers
Jordan Robinson: Volunteer, Learn & Have Fun!

Do you want to improve your writing and communications skills? Do you want to meet other SFU students? If you answered “yes” to any of the two questions, becoming a peer educator may just be right for you! Let Jordan Robinson, a 4th-year Sociology student, tell you what valuable skills and experiences.

Clubs day
library_books
Blog
Why Should I Join A Club?
Personal Development, Professional Development, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Community Engagement, Networking

Student clubs are a great way to get involved with the campus community! Loren shares her views on why you should join one ASAP!

Clubs day
library_books
Blog
Why Should I Join A Club?
Personal Development, Professional Development, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Community Engagement, Networking

Student clubs are a great way to get involved with the campus community! Loren shares her views on why you should join one ASAP!

Clubs day
library_books
Blog
Why Should I Join A Club?
Personal Development, Professional Development, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Community Engagement, Networking

Student clubs are a great way to get involved with the campus community! Loren shares her views on why you should join one ASAP!

You Might Like These... Networking

the author's portrait
We Are All Humans

Asking for a reference is one of the most important parts to develop in your career. In addition, being a reference for a person can be interesting, especially if it is a cold call reference. My experiences getting references and being a reference have been at the extremes. This is an article referenced on NBC News.

Person typing on their laptop
Did your Co-op Term Confirm your Career Path? It’s Okay If It Didn’t.

If you are anything like me, one reason that you might have applied for Co-op was because of the many success stories that you've read and heard about. While these stories can be so inspiring and motivating, I have realized that it’s also important to remember that it’s okay to come out of a Co-op term still unsure of what you may want to do. Continue reading to learn about what I learned after my first Co-op work term.

Ali and her team on the soccer field
How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.