Clubs and Societies play an important part in the experiences of many students.
For me, it wasn’t until this year that I really decided to get involved with this aspect of university life. And I am so glad I did.
Clubs and Societies are a great way to meet new people and try something new, and if you are involved in a committee, are a really great and unusual addition to your CV.
On my first trip to the Careers Service I explained to the Adviser that I was lost (metaphorically of course, the Kings Gate building is fairly easy to navigate). In a depressingly short amount of time I would have graduated university and have to live in the ‘real world’ of careers and no student loans.
The Adviser asked me what kind of activities I currently did, and what I enjoyed doing. This year I am the President of the Cocktail Society, and an important part of my role is organising and promoting events. I have really enjoyed organising these events and realised that a career in events could be perfect for me!
Although many people laugh when I tell them that I am President of the Cocktail Society, my experience has made me realise what I want to do after graduation, and has given me some really essential experience in the area.
In fact, the Treasurer of the Cocktail Society found her role a huge advantage and talking point in her interviews for her job as a graduate audit associate.
If you are struggling to think of things for your CV, don’t underestimate the value of your involvement with Clubs and Societies, it really could make the difference in your future career.