JOIN AN ORGANIZATION
Six Reasons Why You Should Join an Organization
New school, new life. Stepping into the college zone is an unknown journey for the students. There is a myriad of possibilities that awaits which can be of good help for your growth as a student and as a person; one of it is joining a school organization.
Running a school organization entails responsibility and accountability, however student leaders opt to engage themselves in this kind of endeavor because being in an organization hones their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills that are much needed for future careers and the real world of work.
Check out these eight reasons why you should join an organization.
1. TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE BETTERMENT OF THE COMMUNITY WITHIN AND OUTSIDE USTP
Being in an organization requires a lot of effort and a heart to serve. The organizations in USTP not only limit their services inside the campus but extend their reach beyond the borders of the institution. The main goal is not to serve themselves, but to be able to amplify their support to external communities. If you are someone who wants to help, to empower, and to be empowered by others, perhaps being a student leader may be your calling.
2. TO DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND FOSTER TEAMWORK
Part of being in an organization requires people skills. This means that you need to build professional relationships to establish trust and confidence, essential to implement the programs that will engender the vision and mission of the organization. This is where you get to improve your leadership skills and get to foster teamwork as you work with people. Another fringe benefit of this is you will learn to find ways to achieve certain tasks and create solutions to the challenges that may arise. Since it is an organization, you need to learn to rely on your teammates so that they will also rely on you.
3. TO BUILD NETWORKS AND FRIENDSHIP
We cannot deny the fact that having wide connection of people is a great advantage in life. This can be attained by joining student organizations wherein you will get to bond and develop lasting friendships with other students, until your professional years. In addition, having peers from the higher year levels can provide you support in your tasks, and even guide you academically. You will be able to build relationships that will play a vital role in your future career.
4. TO REDISCOVER YOURSELF
Getting yourself involved in organizations can definitely help you rediscover yourself. If you think you already know yourself truly, wait until you deal with different people of various personalities and principles. You will be able to learn that your perspective is only among the many. At some point, there will be people who will influence you with the way you handle work, deal with challenges, and make decisions. Your will get to know yourself better by delving more into your strengths, weaknesses and tendencies. This level of self-awareness is essential for you to reinvent yourself.
5. TO HAVE FUN
One simple reason is to have fun. Each organization has a variety of activities that entails organizing events, team building, community engagement, and the likes. You will be thrilled by how they plan and organize everything. Also, there is a different kind of happiness whenever you successfully finish something that is given to you, or that you are part of the people behind a well-acclaimed event.
6. TO FEEL A SENSE OF BELONGINGNESS
You will never feel you are alone when you are part of an organization in the university. Senior student leaders make sure to welcome the new members warmly and treat each other nicely. The organization will be a new family to you and you can absolutely feel the love and support for one another.
Although academics is a student’s top priority, what will make college life a holistic undertaking are the experiences beyond the classroom. Dealing with people and making critical decisions to resolve issues in a real-life setting are assimilations that can only be provided when one involves him/herself in organizations.