Getting into college and adapting into a scene that is much different from high school can prove to be a challenge. The new environment can make one self-conscious. Becoming a member of extracurricular activities may assist new students. From sports, arts &culture activities and others, there is a variety to choose from.
Here are some benefits of taking parts in extracurricular activities:
- A healthier and happier social life
Social interaction with people who share the same interests with you is helpful in boosting one’s social life. It is hard trying to fit into a new environment and being generally social. Joining extracurricular activities clubs may spark new friendships and a strong network of acquaintances, which may come in handy in future.
It is naturally refreshing and easier starting conversations with people whom you have something in common with.
- Acquire real life skills
After college, most of us dive straight into the job market or start their own businesses. The skills gained through extracurricular activities come in handy after completion of our qualifications.
Companies hire based on the qualities a person possesses. The same goes for those who want to venture into the business world. These activities sharpen our time management, problem-solving and trains us to become critical thinkers. Furthermore, it trains us into becoming real team players and maintain discipline. All these skills are fundamental for the future.
- Improved self-esteem
Coming out of your shell may prove to be difficult if the only time you interact with fellow students is in the lecture room. However, being surrounded by people you share common interests with is the best way to improve self-esteem. Moreover, performing good in those activities can really help get you out of your cocoon. With higher self-esteem and confidence in your abilities, you will eventually be able to take on new challenges in your life and learn to take chances where required.
- Improved academic performance
Several research studies have proven the positive connection between extracurricular activities and doing exceptional in academics. When students do activities that they enjoy doing, it helps them focus on their studies, and therefore excel in their studies.
Join any club and enjoy campus life
These are just a few of the benefits which can be brought by participating in extracurricular activities. Whether these activities include sports, arts, politics, or drama, they help develop useful hobbies and passion. It is, however, important to limit the number of activities one gets involved in to avoid being overworked. This also helps in keeping balance between social life and academics.
Ehlanzeni Tvet College supports extracurricular activities. From sports, athletics, chess, chorales as well as other activities, the College offers plentiful. There is something for everyone and you won’t have to go a mile to find it.