Get Real-World Experience
Joining an organization will help build leadership skills and give you real-world experience that will prepare you for the workforce. At Clarkson, we have over 140 organizations that students can join, and if students do not find an organization of interest, they can start their own.
Working outside the classroom in organizations, student government and other co-curricular programs may be your best chance to learn real-life transactional skills like managing a budget; recruiting members; creating, promoting and evaluating an event; delegating tasks and more.
Becoming a member of a club allows for potential growth within the club and the Clarkson community. It allows students to interact with faculty, staff and peers, all while building bonds with students and alumni who could eventually help you in the future. Plus, you get to leave your mark and shape Clarkson for the students who will come after you.
Enjoy the surrounding region, too!
Joining organizations will help you relax, have fun and maybe try something new. Many students are able to travel to national competitions, conferences, and competitive tournaments across the country to represent Clarkson. Build up your resume and make new friends by joining clubs and organizations. Who knows, you just might find the opportunity of a lifetime, right here on campus.