Ever wondered why you like competitive sports and your friend prefers book clubs, why your sister likes stage performances and your brother prefers working with PETA. Maybe it’s just a coincidence; maybe there’s some more to choices than meets the eye. Every year, hundreds of students struggle with the decision of which clubs to join while in college. Since most colleges provide you with numerous student organizations, it’s absolutely crucial to prioritize and join the clubs that will provide value and help you grow personally and professionally.
In this article, we will help you take a step back, introspect and understand your personality traits. Following this analysis, we’ll enlist the types of clubs that will suit you the best when it comes to honing your pre-existing skills or helping you build in a new area that you may not be aware of.
Why is it important to join the right college clubs?
College years are the sculpting years of your life. Your early life and high school years are the formative years and college years adds definition to the personality that you began forming years back. College isn’t just about education. During these four years, you are in an environment explicitly designed to nurture your all-round development. A big part of this design is the college clubs available for you to join. Apart from the great networking opportunities, student organizations are also the place where you meet like-minded people and perhaps find friends for life or partners for your future entrepreneurship ventures.
Joining a club can also lead you to discover more about yourself. When you work with the student chapters of a national or global organization, you get to travel sometimes and meet your counterparts in other parts of the world. You get to understand your own competencies or shortcomings, and also get a better perspective of things. Above all, clubs are just fun places to be. Instead of spending your time and energy on mindless partying, finding an activity that you can do with a group of friends or like-minded people can be extremely invigorating.
Since you are spoilt for choice when it comes to joining a club, it’s essential to work on a sound rationale. A bit of introspection into oneself can be quite helpful in determining this rationale. After all, what is it that you want to achieve and is it the right thing for you?
Like mentioned above, we’ll provide you with the right tools (Psychometric Quiz) to analyze your personality traits. Based on your score on each trait, you can choose student clubs that will either make you thrive or let you push your boundaries and learn a new skill.
Take this quiz here to get your personality scorecard:
The Importance of Personality Analysis in Choosing College Clubs
No two human beings are born the same – physically and psychologically. A lot of these subtle individual differences and variations make up our unique, distinct personalities. Understanding and appreciating these differences can be instrumental in choosing the right clubs for you.
The Big Five Personality Quiz gives you a score on the following traits:
Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism
Based on the score on each trait, you can decide which clubs and their activities will suit you the best. There’s a part of your personality that’s genetic and stable. There is another part of your personality that is dependent on your upbringing and tends to be malleable. This latter part can be nurtured or changed by choosing the right set of activities during your college years.
If you are high on conscientiousness, you could join clubs that involve activities requiring high accountability. If you are low on extraversion and would like to improve it, probably joining a community fitness class can be a non-threatening way to open up to groups. People who score high on neuroticism could definitely benefit from clubs that help with finding a balance in life. Some of you may even want to improvise on a particular trait – becoming more and more conscientiousness can have manifold benefits. It can help you perform better at work, it can help you balance your personal and professional life in a smart manner.
Since all schools have a long list of clubs, this ebook can give you an overview of which clubs you should start trying out first based on your personality traits. This will save you a lot of time that you would otherwise waste trying out different clubs which may or may not be suitable for you.
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