Help Your College Student Participate in Extracurricular Activities

In addition to getting good grades while in college, it's also important that your college student becomes involved in extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities allow college students to get hands-on experience and make social and professional connections that will help prepare them for life after college.

Use these tips to get your student involved outside of the classroom:

Participate in Extracurricular Activities for College Students

Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

Participating in clubs and organizations can allow your college student to meet peers and professionals in their field of study. Your college student will learn how to nurture social and interpersonal relationships and can take advantage of leadership opportunities. Balancing school work and extracurricular activities will also teach your college student how to time manage and multitask.

Find Activities That Your Student Enjoys

You should discuss interests with your college student and set some time aside during your campus visits to find out about on-campus activities. Encourage your student to walk around campus once school starts or talk to a Resident Assistant to find more information about campus clubs and activities.