Your college days fly by faster than you might like. Why not make the most of them?
This is your time to discover who you are, what you like, and who you want to be. Getting involved in campus life can teach you things beyond the classroom. This is your chance to meet new people, experience different cultures, try something new, help others in need, learn new skills, and just enjoy life!
Why get involved?
We know you are busy, so why make time to get involved in life at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette? There are hundreds of reasons why getting involved will help you succeed. Below are a few reasons why many students have decided to get involved. Read stories from involved students.
Meet friends that will last a lifetime.
Students who are successful at UL Lafayette have friends who support them when times get tough. When you get involved, you become part of a team of students who will help to ensure your success. You will also learn that students who are involved seem to be able to find a great balance between work and play while they improve the campus community.
Make your application or resume stand out.
Your academic courses will lay the ground work to ensure that you have the technical skills and knowledge to proceed to your next endeavor. Employers, grad school selection committees and recruiters are all looking for people who not only have the knowledge, but who have practical experience that will encourage their success beyond the classroom. Getting involved in campus life will give you that practical experience to build your leadership skills, practice problem solving, deal with difficult situations, manage people and learn how to work effectively in a team.
Get leadership training and skill development.
Many of the involvement opportunities on campus come with great leadership training that will develop incredible transferable skills for your future endeavors. Some examples of training that has occurred in the past include diversity, public speaking, group facilitation, conflict mediation and team building. In addition, guest speakers have been brought in to motivate and inspire success in student leaders. Much of this training can be cited on your resume and during application processes.
Find your personal success coach.
At UL Lafayette, the goal of staff and faculty is to help you succeed. Whether it’s a senior, intermediate or new student leader position, these staff members are there to help provide you with guidance, advice and referrals to services that will help you meet your own goals. Although you will receive great coaching on how to accomplish the duties in your role, your faculty/staff advisor can also help you with questions concerning your academic concerns, future opportunities and provide support in times of stress.
Make a difference.
Students at the University are passionate about making our world a better place. Whether it's improving the health and wellness of students at large, collecting clothes for a drop-in center or building a house, students are currently involved in countless projects that make our community stronger.