How Involved are you?
Between orientations, the overwhelming amount of information presented to you, socializing and your busy class schedule it’s hard to find time to do much of anything! As your schedule becomes more routine and feelings of anxiety start to pass, it’s time to think about involvement.
Resting on your high school accomplishments won’t get you anywhere when it comes to procuring an actual job. It’s great you were a 4.0 student, who participated in three sports, spent hours feeding the homeless and numerous after school activities but all that is in the past and it’s time to look to the future.
Getting involved can be a number of things:
Volunteer: Find an organization that is near and dear to your heart. If you need help finding places to volunteer, ask a faculty member. Off the top of my head I can think of the convalescent center which entails playing bingo and socializing with elderly, Joliet Animal control, and feeding the homeless every Friday morning with USF ministry at Day Break.
Participate in a club: USF offers 30+ student clubs. There are social clubs, educational clubs, sports clubs, and everything in between! It is great way to add to your resume while having fun and gaining leadership skills. For a list of clubs click on the link below!
***Mark your calendar for USF’s club fair!! September 11th 11:00-1:00 in the Quad
Sports: Whether you came to St. Francis as an athlete, or you have never picked up a ball in your life, the athletics family from St. Francis needs all sorts. Go out for a team or be a manager. Collegiate sports we offer include basketball, soccer, tennis, track, cross country, baseball, softball, bowling, dance, cheering, football and many more.
Trust me when I say College is a lot more fun when you get involved and it definitely helps to build your skills and your network which both can help you find employment.