By Michael | September 20, 2011
I was looking forward to the involvement fair today. I was excited to join some clubs. Even pumped to get some free stuff too.
Once I got there though, it was a whole different story. I can speak for everyone when I say this: the Union is not big enough to hold the involvement fair.
I was stuck in the same room for 45 minutes. Everybody wanted free yogurt, or free candy, or a flyer from that booth.
I just wanted out.
All throughout high school, I was involved. Boy Scouts, Columbian Squires, church, environmental clubs, the bowling team… I could go on. But I didn’t want to join anything today. The atmosphere was terrible. I got a few flyers and sheets, but they were all from people at the doors. You could say I spent a lot of time in the same place.
I want to be involved with things on campus though. But I can do it a different way, and still have time to hang out, do homework, and relax. It’ll work just like it did when I joined things in high school.
Here’s what to do:
- Make a list.
List out eveything you like to do, and could see yourself doing for a while. It isn’t called a commitment for nothing.
- Sort them.
Prioritize your activities. If it probably won’t help you in any way towards a goal, hobby, or career, skip it.
Look up different organizations online. Talk with people. Get connections.
- Do what you like to do.
When you are out doing what drives you, you will more than likely run into people with similar interests. Get to know them, see what they are involved with.
- Join a club.
Now, you know someone that’s in the club, and you know you’ll enjoy it.
Hopefully this will work out. If not, I have a year to know what I have time for. I’m already involved with a lot. I’m a member of the Environment and Natural Resources Scholars, a boarder in the Delta Theta Sigma Fraternity, and, well, a Buckeye Blogger. I have commitments, and need to keep to them. I couldn’t bring myself to join things only being on campus for two days.
I want to be able to see how much time I actually have.
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