Our mission as the Alumni Alliance is to implement the goals and objectives of Take Stock in Children by breaking the cycle of poverty, raising awareness and providing opportunities to reinvest in our communities and our Take Stock in Children family.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Getting Involved in College!
classes, papers, and exams are major components of the college experience,
there is far more to college than the classroom!Getting involved in college is a great way to
enhance your experience, and hopefully your life as a young adult!
involved is great for a number of different reasons, including the following:*
It allows students to become connected to their school: Colleges are full of resources, but
the responsibility is on the student to seek them out. Being involved can help you
to do that!
It helps build community:
Since students are sometimes leaving family and their friends behind, getting
involved helps them discover new friends with similar interests and build a
It allows you to discover your passions and strengths: These will follow you all through
life and helps you discover your likes and dislikes.
It's a résumé builder:
Freshman year is not too soon to begin thinking about positioning yourself for
future employment, and getting involved and gaining leadership are great ways
to build up your experience!
Sometimes, busier kids do better in all areas: This will vary a lot by the student,
of course, but more free time does not always equal better grades. Being
involved will require some organization and time management on the part of the student—and
that's a good thing J
I would urge you to get involved and
do it often!It expands your social,
educational, and professional horizons.You might meet your best friend, discover your new passion, or land your
dream job through a connection or contact you made in a club, fraternity/sorority,
or committee you joined.Below are some
different types of organizations that you may consider: