Globe’s Point: Join a Club!

This year, there have been a lot more clubs popping up on campus, and that’s fantastic. We’ve written before about why it’s important to go to on campus events, but joining a club is an even better way to get involved in the campus community.

When you join a club on campus, you can end up meeting people who you would otherwise never meet. If you’re willing to join a club or organization, you definitely have an interest in what that club or organization does, and you will 100% meet other like-minded individuals, and you might end up making lasting connections, both friendships and professional relationships.

Joining a club isn’t just great for meeting people and having fun on campus, it can also be a great tool for your career development. Obviously not every club is going to be a huge resume builder, but even getting involved can lead to things you’d never expect.

That being said, don’t just join clubs to join clubs. If you don’t like music, don’t join WPPJ. If you don’t like creative writing, don’t join the creative writing club. If you don’t like horror movies, don’t join the horror movie club. We could keep listing clubs and things that they do juxtaposed like this, but we think we’ve made our point.

And if there’s not a club that interests you, then just start your own! Point Park is fortunate enough to have a relatively easy process for starting your own club on campus. If you like midwest emo music, start the Midwest Emo Club. If you’re a big fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, start the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Club. Obviously these examples are hypothetical, but if something jumps out to you, you might as well just do it!

At the end of the day, you’re only in college for four years (or more or less depending on your path, but the point stands that you are in college for a limited amount of time), so you should get involved before it’s too late. And if you’re interested in writing, The Globe is always open for new contributors.