How getting involved bettered my university experience
Jessica Flower is in her final year as a Psychology student.
Read on to find out how getting involved can better your university experience too!
In my first few years at Carleton, I thought getting involved would not be easy, and being in a sorority would be all I needed to be involved on campus. As I was approaching my final year I realized I was about to leave University with a degree, and some fancy letters and leadership skills, but a serious lack of community and campus involvement.
This year I got involved as a Peer Helper at Healthy Workplace, I joined the CUSA street team, I became a PMC Notetaker, I joined a CUSA Hub club, and I helped campaign for the elections. All this plus being a key player in the Thrive Week initiatives, it has been the best possible year I could imagine.
If you are reading this and you haven’t exactly gotten involved on campus, I am telling you right now, it is worth it, it helps build a stronger relationship with the community, more friends, and a great overall sense of involvement. You don’t have to get involved with everything, but even one thing can make a great difference to the experience you have at Carleton.