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The Advantages Of Standing For Student Elections

Being able to participate in extracurricular activities in a university offer many substantial benefits, not only in clubs and societies, but also in your involvement in student elected roles.

It is a valuable and rewarding experience to be an officer as you get the chance to make a difference that will benefit the current, as well as the future students of your university. You will be part of shaping the future of your campus. It will also provide you valuable experiences and learnings that will look appealing on your CV when you apply for jobs in the future.

If you are unsure about whether you need to stand for election, here are the advantages and reasons on why you should.

Ability to drive change

According to Prospects, this is a good opportunity for you to drive change in your campus because you get the chance to lead campaigns and organize events for a cause and your peers believe in. You can steer a new direction for your society especially when you do not like how something is working.

Gain valuable experiences

Your ability to run your own campaign can be a good way to impress a future employer when it comes to your resourcefulness, initiative and creativity, according to QMSU. Your participation in the elections can develop skills that are going to be desirable and appealing to employers and companies, including your leadership skills, ability to drive, influence and multi task.

Expansion of your social circle

Becoming an elected officer is a great opportunity for you to meet other students in your college or university who can help you come up with fresh insights and perspectives. You get to interact with students of different backgrounds and this can result in long term friendships. It is also helpful when it comes to networking with influential people within a variety of other sectors.

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