5 Campus Resources Every Student Should Know AboutBy Staff Reporter, UniversityHerald Reporter
There are many campus resources which are available to help students make the most of their time during university life.
You can find the lists online, flyers posted in campus walls, banners, e-mails and social media updates from your university website informing you of the campus' resources available for the students.
A lot of options are involved, so where should do you begin?
Here are some campus resources every student may want to take advantage of while they still can:
Campus clubs and organizations for students may seem like a normal thing to use more often or register for membership, but choosing the right student organization is essential.
For example, if you are a first-year law student, you can join both professional and cultural student organizations. Professional organizations can help you develop the skills you need to acquire for your future career and cultural organizations can give you opportunities to know more about your soft skills and how to impact your community.
On the other hand, if you're a student who is interested in the field of arts and music, then the best way is to explore on-campus and local public programs. You can visit a school exhibition and performing arts auditorium. Joining student-run programs that show the artistic and musical skills of the participants is also a great idea.
2. Academic advising and the career resource center
Almost every university has these offices available to solely serve and guide the students for better decision making. Are you experiencing a hard time deciding on a major? Do you need pre-professional advice? Your school's academic advising center will be one the most reliable sources of information. It is their priority to help you educationally during your stay on campus in addition to preparing you for potential future academic opportunities in graduate or professional school.
3. Intramural sports
This is a perfect way to balance your physical and intellectual skills. Win or lose, college sports teams are liked by many people internationally. For those students who don't have the extraordinary shooting skills to represent the university's basketball team, joining an intramural sports team on campus is a great way to get involved in a non-academic and satisfying way.
Loving sports doesn't mean you always need to be the ace player or be the MVP of the team. Sometimes it simply means you know how to play it and you enjoy playing the game with sportsmanship.
4. The student union
One of the best ways to love the environment of your university is by taking a quick visit to the student union. Students join each other on their way to lunch, meet up with friends, take a nap, study a bit, read novels, play board games, or just relax for a while. These are some of the things you can do in the student union. Just remember to respect each other and be sensitive not to offend or disturb others.
5. Other students and professors
Other students and professors can be your greatest resource on campus.
Professors are more than just your mentor. You can also seek their guidance during office hours to answer some of your academic queries and even life advice.
The students you call your peers can be your future business partner or colleague. Befriend as many genuine people as you can. Who knows they can contribute big time to your future, right?