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Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog


Holy moly, guys!It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything but I am finally back up and running. I’ve been a busy bee. This week, I will be talking about extracurricular activities and how important they are during your academic career. Enjoy!

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I can hear my high school guidance counselor’s voice echoing in my head over and over again: “Ashlie, you should become part of clubs in this school. It looks great on your resume and will help you get into college.” Boy, was she not kidding. Extracurricular activities (what a mouthful…) are incredibly important in your academic career. Whether you’re part of the Movie Enthusiasts Club or the Public Relations Club, extracurricular activities help keep you busy and meet new people.

Here is a brief list of reasons why extracurricular activities should be part of your weekly routine.

  1. Commitment: An extracurricular activity can teach us all about long-term commitment. You have weekly meetings, sometimes multiple in one week alone, and it is integral that you attend the grand majority of them to ensure that you are up to date on all things happening pertaining to the club. Miss more than two meetings and you will definitely be out of the loop.
  2. Expand Your Interests: There are numerous clubs on campus for all sorts of interests. There’s Environmental Club for those who are all about saving the planet and sustaining our environment, Knights of Service for all of you who want to give back to the community, and even Anime Club for all of you Naruto, Attack on Titan, and Space Dandy fans out there (just to name a few).
  3. Build Relationships: Extracurricular activities are a great way to build relationships with your peers– especially those you wouldn’t have communicated with to begin with. You meet great people as well as the bad who have so much to teach you, especially about communicating with others.
  4. Raises Your Self-Esteem: Everyone has a part to play in a club, and it is a great way to raise one’s self-esteem. Usually, clubs have e-boards that generally consist of a club president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary. Many clubs take votes on who should fill each spot– and it is a great feeling when your peers vote you into an e-board spot. They all believe that you have what it takes to get the job done. If you’re not on an e-board, don’t fret! As I mentioned before, everyone plays a major role in a club and no one’s ideas and work should ever go unnoticed.

If you’re interested in becoming part of any Saint Rose clubs, check this list out.



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