Whilst venturing across the field I am currently in now, I cannot deny the fact that I am still yearning for becoming a student, a student leader in particular. I am quite wistful about the short time I was given to serve my fellow students and I wish I could have one more year. In two years of carrying out my duties as a student leader in College, I learned a lot of things- things which I can gradually use in my professional career and can share with amazing community of students.
There are lots of things that I wanna share to those who can be able to read this blog about the great experiences I’ve had through out the years I’ve been with HRSS. Things that for sure will inspire them along scanning this spot to join a student organization like HRSS.
Honestly, it never really occurred to me before that I would be given such opportunity to be part of the Executive Board in our organization. But, I am thankful that I had the privilege for I became the person that I have aimed to be. And before getting this chance, I started as a staff in my third year in College then later when I had the moment, I run for a specific position and won. I had an extraordinary experiences with my colleagues and even in conducting activities held in our University and even outside the campus. Satisfaction has always occurred in place whenever me and my co-executive boards were recognized by the Department. This is a story that ought to be told.
Well, now that I already graduated from College, it’s a chance I guess for me to tell you, College students, the benefits you may get by joining a student organization. So, why should you get involved with student organizations?
1. It helps you develop your personality.
– I am not saying that joining an organization alone will help you develop your personality. Definitely not. You can never gain development of yourself if you’ll just sit back while your co-associates are performing their tasks. Many students have become confident and self-reliant after and while still involving with a student organization. And this requires commitment. Once you commit yourself with this activity, there is no turning back. Unless you choose to reject self-development.
2. To have fun and create camaraderie.
– Isn’t it fun that while you’re performing your responsibilities, you make friends and create harmonious relationship with your associates at the same time? This is a good catch about the idea of involving yourself with a student organization. It will help you a lot if you’re just gonna let yourself surround with the people who have the same passion as yours. By doing this, you can broaden your connections around your society.
3. To gain new skills.
– It is always the aim of almost all student organizations to train its members to strive on their field of studies while studying and make them equipped in facing the real world in the future. In involving yourself with student organization, you may expect that you will be exposed to diversity and this idea will definitely help you in gaining more skills which you can use as an edge over other competitive people.
4. To become a leader.
– I always quote that leadership isn’t all about the position or experiences you’ve gained. You learn so much more when it becomes your job to teach or nurture someone else. Joining a student organization is a big step for you to get ready to face the real-world environment. And this is a quality of a leader you must possess.
5. To learn more about yourself.
– You may not agree but it is true that it takes a lifetime for you to know yourself better. Student organization like HRSS offers you a different degree of personal challenge. However, it is still in your end how you’re gonna come across. In committing to this, you may learn your personality, your skills, your edges, and even your weaknesses.
In connection to this, I myself have also experienced having trouble in trusting my abilities before, until one day when I was able to execute a certain task. At first, I was afraid even though there was no assurance I might fail later. I did not find any inspiration, though. What I did was I tried to put more confidence in myself, and as a result, I gained applause from my associates for winning over my fear. From that scenario, I learned that I can perform more than enough of what I think I can.
Many students do not realize the importance or value of joining a student organizations. Some, if not all, may conclude that joining one may hinder them in achieving academic excellence. For others, it’s just a waste of time and has nothing to do with their career as a student.
To my readers, if you are afraid of the responsibilities you may acquire by involving yourself with student organizations, I think you must give time to research about the benefits and advantages it provides. I bet my salary if you won’t be encouraged to join. Haha!
Take the next big step in your life. Make your first and last days in College a success.