As the semester is now in full swing, it seems life has suddenly become exceedingly overwhelming.
Between long night study sessions for upcoming exams and frantically taking notes in class to catch every detail written on the dry-erase board, it’s quite difficult to find time to do anything else. And when you finally have some spare time, all you want to do is fall into a coma-like sleep complete with an eye mask and drool.
However, since you will be spending a significant amount of time on campus, I recommend that you do something other than nap. While napping may sound like a good idea, you need to realize that you are just crippling your social life or lack thereof. After all, you can sleep when you’re dead or at home visiting your folks.
Rather than being a loner for most of your college career, why not consider joining an organization on campus? Most school organizations and clubs are having their first interest meeting sometime this week, so why not check it out.
Plus, many of them offer free food in pizza form so don’t forget to pack your Tupperware.
Checking out one or more of these groups will definitely be in your best interest.
You’ll meet plenty of new people outside of your classes, most of whom will either have similar or completely different interests as you – which is a good thing. You’ll make tons of new friends based on these varied interests but as with everything I can’t guarantee this.
Those are not the only benefits that you’ll reap from joining student organizations. By joining and meeting all these new people, you open yourself to many new possibilities. Need a study buddy? Someone to help you in the math class you’re struggling with? Boom, you’ve got the connections, and don’t forget you’re doing some major networking.
In this day and age, the more people you know the better.
You don’t have to be buddy-buddy with everyone, but knowing particular people can work out for you in the long run.
There is also the fact that being active in the organizations will look wonderful on your updated résumé. No one is going to hire a dud that napped their way through college.
School organizations are not only good for networking, or making friends as some people call it, but it can help take your mind off your classes and all the stress that accompanies it.
You’re bound to make a friend or two that you really connect well with through these organizations, so why not give it shot?
Yes, it may be a bit time consuming, but the benefits outweigh drawbacks.
You never know what will happen, but you may find yourself pleasantly surprised by how much you enjoy being part of a student organization.
Besides, sleep is for the weak.