Most college students have heard the statistic that over 70% of their learning takes place outside the classroom. For business students, the Opus College of Business student organizations can be great resources to learn about career opportunities and real world applications for concepts learned in the classroom.
Student clubs are led by students who are engaged in the business community. In addition to student leaders, the clubs will feature real-world professionals that attend meetings to share insight about their organizations.
But… how do you get in the door? Can you just go to a meeting? How much do they cost? It is intimidating to walk into a room and not know what to expect. Here’s the good news:
The door is already wide open.
It doesn’t cost anything to go to a meeting. While most of the clubs have dues or fundraising events, simply attending a meeting to see what the club is all about is absolutely free.
You don’t have to say anything. If you just want to sit in the back and observe, no problem. The most anyone will ask for is your first name and maybe an email address.
There are no obligations, especially when it comes to your email address. If it turns out you aren’t interested, no one is going to be offended.
Don’t be afraid to grab a slice of pizza. Hint: Food is a big draw for the group members to come see the speakers instead of hanging out on the lawns during convo hour. It’s there so you don’t have to miss lunch to learn something. Please help yourself.
Be prepared to get hooked. Once you get into a group that is talking about things that interest you, it can become one of the most rewarding parts of your time at St. Thomas. It can enable you to meet people, make connections, and discover new areas of interest.