Extra-curricular activities

What are extra-curricular activities?

Any activities you engage in outside of your studies, e.g. sporting, public speaking, special interest groups, the arts, political, educational, environmental, community or church activities.

Why get involved?

  • Employers love to see them on a resume!
  • Graduate employment application forms often ask for details of extra curricular activity.
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activity can demonstrate highly sought after skills such as initiative, drive, leadership, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The provide valuable networking opportunities.

Where do I find opportunities to get involved?

  • Get involved with one or more of the many clubs and societies on campus.
  • Conduct a search in the Yellow Pages or on the internet for any area of personal or professional interest, e.g. “Chess Clubs”, “Toastmasters”, etc.

How do I get involved?

Clubs and societies welcome new members and participants. All it usually takes is a visit, an email or a phone call.