The Spring Semester has officially begun! On Wednesday, January 26th, students were given chance to explore some of the many wonderful student organizations on campus. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., students walked into the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) to see an array of donuts, water, lemonade, a DJ, and rows of tables with excited student leaders handing out fliers, goodies, and information about the groups they represented.
Some of the groups in attendance were Student Government Association, Merrimack Fraternity and Sorority Life Groups, The Association of Latinos Moving Ahead, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Relay for Life, Women in Stem, and many more!
And, of course, the O’Brien Center for Career Development was right there, ready to help students think about all of the ways that the career center can help students. Staff members came equipped with the ever-popular Wheel of Prizes! Many students lined up to spin the wheel and won packages of Oreos, pens, magnets, highlighters, and water bottles.
The relationship between extracurricular activities and career building is more important than students may think. There is synergy between the two. One of the best things you can do for your resume is to get involved on campus! Not only will it showcase your dedication and passion for the community around you, but it will also help build critical skills like teamwork and leadership – important skills to showcase on your resume as you set out into the workplace. Whether it’s joining the Merrimack College band or Dance Team, competing in Intramural Sports, being a part of the Honors Program, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, or rising to leadership in a club geared towards your major, such as The American Society of Civil Engineers, you can be sure that involvement on your campus will both help foster new connections and make your resume shine!
With so much to be involved in on campus, you are sure to find a club that suits your passions, and there is no better place to get involved than at Merrimack College!
If you missed the O’Brien Center at the Involvement Fair, you can find them on Thursdays on Main Street. Be sure to check out one of the many career building workshops, reach out to a career counselor by making an appointment in Handshake or come to drop-in hours every Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Arcidi building (next to Crowe). And don’t forget about the upcoming career fair on March 2. You can register on Handshake!