7 benefits of joining a student society

18 May, 2016

Joining a student society is one of the best things you can do while completing your degree. There are so many benefits to joining a student society - it’s a great way to meet new people, have some fun, and in some cases, even help improve your future career prospects!

Here are just some of the benefits you can get when you join a student society:

Meet new people

Studying at university can be a bit intimidating at first especially if you’ve moved to a big city, like London. It’s important to to put yourself out there and meet new people who share your interests, and create a good social group.  

Enhance your CV

Joining a student society can have great benefits for your career. By highlighting society membership on your CV, you are showcasing to future employers that you have developed particular skills - especially organisational skills, leadership and teamwork.

Bust out of your comfort zone

Trying something new like a student society is always a good way to step out of your comfort zone and increase your confidence. Increasing your confidence will not only help you meet more people, but it will also help your career development further down the track.

Network, network, network

Professional networking is one of the keys to success - building relationships for the future is one of the best things you can do to ensure a network of connections upon graduation. Student societies, like the Investment Society at ifs University College, offer you the chance to meet new people with different connections, network, and share ideas with colleagues.

Improve your fitness

Instead of joining a gym, join a sports society, like the football society at ifs, and make friends, have fun and increase your fitness, at the same time! Joining a sports society is a good way to de-stress from university and work responsibilities while having fun!

Increase your knowledge

Some of societies, like The Investment Society, give you the chance to increase your knowledge outside the classroom, to help your future career options. It is a great way to enhance your knowledge and equip yourself with tools for networking.

Have fun!

Finally, the most important thing is to have fun! With all of the hard work you’re doing – from studying for exams to searching for an internship - you deserve some down time. Societies are a great chance to relax and de-stress from your day-to-day work!

If you’re interested in finding out more about societies at ifs University College, or interested in starting a new one, contact Ryan Ciecko, Student Engagement Manager at rciecko@ifslearning.ac.uk.