Advice Column: Get Involved This Semester

By Edita Bardhi
Opinion Editor

How passionate are you about your major?

Surely you have some interest in it considering that a college major is very much like a four-year contract.

Although this may be true, if you truly admire your major the four years will not be a burden.

Instead, the four years will actually be ones in which give you the most enjoyment and knowledge toward it.

Knowledge. Where can you find that in college?

Obviously, the classroom is the most essential place where you learn.

Also, you learn on your own time.

This mostly refers to the hours of studying you devote to your studying.

Third, you may encounter random experiences that may be applicable toward your major.

Including these learning methods, getting involved in college is another one.

In fact, getting involved can sometimes be more beneficial than the other ways.

Initially, getting involved in college is a big opportunity to enhance your learning skills, grow stronger in your field and simply build your character.

Keeping that into consideration, the act has a strong impact on a person.

Respectfully, the term “getting involved” is a broad one.

This is so because there are plenty of ways in which you can get involved.

Some of the most common ways include student-working, clubs, sports and volunteering.

If you look deep enough into what is available, you are sure to find something.

College is a big place.

There are so many organizations available for students to join and get involved in.

Admittedly, what you find may not always be what you had hoped for; however, that does not necessarily mean the experience is useless.

Most often, any outcome is positive.

The reason why I say that is because good can come out of most things in life.

In college, any involvement is a benefit.

As a student, you are here to learn and prepare for the real world.

Thus, getting involved can strengthen your resume, and anything can be added to your resume.

This factor alone should motivate you to get involved in some way.

However, before you get your hopes up, I advise you to aim for areas that support your major.

Frequently, students do choose this path, and it is wonderful.

I myself have chosen to look for something relevant to mine.

During my sophomore year, I began writing for the college newspaper, and I am currently an editor.

From my perspective, I believe that getting involved can enlighten your day, your week and even your semester.

Therefore, you should take the time to learn about the areas that support your major.

On the side, you may also want to join various clubs that support your major.

Overall, I advise you to find a way to get involved throughout your college years.

Email Edita at:
ebardhi@live.esu.edu

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