Category Archives: Extra-Curricular Activities

College Sports-Related Resource

Part of college life is the exciting sports that every university integrates in their campus. Sports in college are an important extra curricular activity in each student as it helps us to be physically strong and socially grounded with fellow students and the entire campus community

Sports are indeed of the best activities you can engage during the college years. And I found one new interesting website that features all about college sports: The CollegeFanz. In this college sports website, students can find extensive information about college sports and other activities from numerous campuses within the United States.

The CollegeFanz is an all-in-one portal for collegiate sports where you can be updated and learn about sports currents events from each other campuses. This is a fun and nurturing way for college students to interact not only to their schoolmates but also from students from various campuses.

So if you are looking for one nice resource where you can learn the latest news about collegiate sports, check out the CollegeFanz, a website that is created by Bill Rasmussen, the same person who founded the ESPN.

Learn Other Language The Easy Way

Learning a second or third language is one good thing to learn while you are still a student. This is because it helps your brain to be active and optimized. Learning language is just like an exercise for the brain.

Aside from that, would it nice to include in your resume that you can speak other languages aside from English? So what are you waiting for? Instead of spending time over chat room and browsing the Internet for nothing, try the learning Spanish, French and Chinese for free at Loquella.

Loquella offers the above language courses through online mode.  You could learn more than 10000 unique French or Spanish sentences through Loquella’s audio and reading component in each lesson. Anf for Chinese language online course, you could learn not only to speak but also to understand the Chinese characters.

Surprise your family and friends when you speak French, Chinese or Spanish to them. Learning language is not only fun but also a great way to nourish your mind.

Mensa As Extra-curricular Activities

Do you have a high IQ? Or do you want to hone your IQ further more by mingling with intelligent people? Try joining Mensa, a society for bright people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population.

I have seen student members of Mensa from around the world and the beauty of joining this group is that you are not bounded with political or religious restriction because this society is free from all racial distinction. The objective of this group is to simply enjoy each other’s company by participating in various social and cultural activities.

This is one group that can not be joined by anybody and if you are fortunate to have an IQ higher than the top 2% of your population, then you could say that you are really somebody regardless of your status in your campus.

Interested? Why not try the Mensa Home Workout Test http://www.mensa.org/workout2.php? This is a test that you can take online and for free to practice a Mensa Qualifying Test. But bear in mind that this is just a practice test and passing it does not mean that you are already a qualified Mensa member.

For more information about Mensa membership and how it can benefit you as a student and as person, go here.

Why Extracurricular Activities & Clubs Are Important

Students who have difficulty managing their time between studies, friends and projects are often hesitant about joining college clubs and community organizations outside their academics. Well, it’s true that we need to evaluate our schedules and think before joining a group because there is a possibility that when we have too many extra-curricular activities, our academics will be badly affected.

But extracurricular activities, college organizations and joining community or civic group are somehow important in every student and any scholar knew that. Scholarship foundations consider the extra-curricular involvement of the scholarship applicants aside from their academic grades.

And not only that, when you graduate from college and you start looking for job, your resume will look better if you have extracurricular activities and organization memberships. Most new graduates do not have any work experience and the clubs you joined during college years are the next best way to prove yourself to employers.

And do you know why scholarship foundations and even employers consider these achievements? It’s because the capacity of a person can be gauge on his or her community or social involvement. Students with good grades and fair community involvement are most likely more responsible and committed. You also leave an impression that you can manage things and a good decision maker if you have those extra curricular involvements.

So if you plan to apply for college scholarships, join a few groups in your school and at least one in your community. This will increase your chance to be selected as scholar. And when you are in college, continue to do the same because these will be your asset in building your career.

Read more here about the importance of extracurricular activities.

Things To Consider When Joining Extra-Curricular Group

Student life is not complete when you do not have any extra-curricular group where you could share your time and talent because studying is not only to build your career but also to establish friendship and develop your social networking.

But of course, we need to think before joining a club as the group we link to ourselves should reflect the same interests and beliefs that we have. We should also choose the group that could help us to explore more opportunities and the one that will bring the best for us. Prefer extra-curricular groups that you will not only enjoy but will likewise give you good achievements which you could use in the future.

However, joining any extra-curricular group is also a commitment. You need to ask yourself if you could devote some of your time with them, share your knowledge, help them with their mission and if you would like to stick with them even after college days.

The 2003 Commencement Address of Harvard University mentioned some valuable insights about the importance of extra-curricular activities to the life of every student.