Join a team or a club and/or Become a student leader
Join a team or a club
You never know who you'll meet while participating in a club or on a team. It doesn't have to be a career-related club either. Any club you're interested in can provide opportunities to connect with others.
The trick is to ensure that everyone in your club knows who you are, what your skills are, and what you're interested in career-wise. Take the time to learn the same information about your fellow club members so you can be of help to them if the opportunity arises.
Join a club or organization right here at York
There are hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus and some of these are related to potential future career paths. For example:
- the Actuarial Students Association,
- the Undergraduate Political Science Council, or
- the Pre-Optometry Club.
These clubs are run by York students interested in a specific industry or occupation and who often work to organize events and activities of interest to those wanting to enter the field.
Teams are also a great way to meet new people…
…and they’re a great way to demonstrate valuable skills to potential employers, like how well you’re able to work with others to achieve a common goal. They show your motivation and your ability to manage your studies while participating in extra-curricular activities and, of course, they provide you with a source of new connections as you add your fellow team members to your network!
Become a student leader
Leadership skills are highly valued by employers—and they're fun to develop!
Resources to help you hone your leadership skills
Why Study Leadership?: This article explains why every position one holds during their lives, at one time or another, will require that person to be able to exhibit good leadership skills.
Connect with Student Community & Leadership Development (SCLD) to find out about ways you can get involved in leadership, community and York pride. SCLD has links to different peer leader programs on campus and provides peer leader training and certificate programs for student leaders. There's also information about York's groundbreaking annual "Leadershape" event. Don't miss out on great opportunities to develop your leadership skills through SCLD!
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