Get Involved

By ASHLEY BANKS

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When I started college three years ago, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. 

I spent the first two years of my college experience lost in the crowd. 

I tried to get involved on campus via Greek life or the student newspaper, but ultimately my attempts failed because the number of competitors greatly outnumbered the number of spots available. It was discouraging, and so I gave up.

 I knew that I wasn’t making the most out of my time in college, so once I got to Piedmont I decided to change that.

One of my favorite things about Piedmont is how easy it is to get involved. I have yet to see a club or organization on this campus that would turn someone away. Every club and organization is so welcoming here. 

It is way too easy to stay in your comfort zone. By sticking to the status quo, you are seriously limiting yourself.

Go to a few meetings for a club, even if its not something that you think you’re crazy about. You might find a new hobby or passion. Try new things. Opportunities are available everywhere you look, even in this newspaper.

A variety of clubs, organizations and activities look great on your resumé. Before you know it, your four years are up and you’re out in the real world. You’ll be wishing your resumé had a little extra padding when you miss out on a job opportunity because the “experience” section was lacking.

Being in school is the easiest way to gain experience. While it probably doesn’t seem like it, college students have much more free time than the average person. We don’t have 9 to 5 jobs to be at, we don’t have mortgages to worry about, we don’t have spouses or children to keep track of. 

We could spend hours on Netflix and Facebook when Piedmont’s Wi-Fi allows it. 

Why not use that time to do something really beneficial and build your resumé and get involved on campus?