When I look back on my college years, I will remember what I learned in my classes — hopefully. But most of all, I will remember my student life experience.
The experiences that have impacted me the most during my time at Texas A&M are the extracurricular opportunities. The best part is, anyone can be involved at any capacity. Through my involvement with extracurricular activities, I have made long lasting friendship, worked toward success, dealt with failure, collaborated on teams, and learned how to follow and how to lead.
The reason why I enjoy extracurricular organizations is because you are surrounded by students who seek to make a difference. That motivates me and drives me to strive to do the same.
I can definitely say that since I came in as a freshman in the fall of 2015, and now being a senior in 2018, the student life here has impacted me and shaped me into who I am today.
From academic to professional, to social, the organizations that I am involved with on campus have truly provided me with a holistic college experience. My favorite aspect of being involved with various organizations on campus is explaining and inspiring someone else to pursue an extracurricular activity that I was passionate about. Sometimes people are simply unaware of these amazing opportunities that A&M offers.
I can definitely say that since I came in as a freshman in the fall of 2015, and now being a senior in 2018, the student life opportunities here have impacted me and shaped me into who I am today.
My “student life” advice to you, as a new student, would be:
- Don’t be afraid to join an organization your freshman year. (MSC Open House is an event that occurs every semester where many A&M organizations set up a booth. You can walk around to talk to representatives and learn about what they do)
- Failure will happen, and it is ok! That’s how you learn and grow. (I was rejected five times applying for positions within an organization that I am still in)
- Feel free to expand your experiences and join organizations outside of your major/engineering.
- A&M has over 1000 student organizations, and if you still feel that you haven’t found something for you….. you can create your own!
To summarize: the student organizations on campus embody A&M’s values of integrity, selfless service, leadership, respect, loyalty and excellence. Being involved on campus will broaden your experiences as a student and as a part of Texas A&M University.
There are many student organizations within the College of Engineering for you to get involved in. Find your place to get involved and find the perfect fit for you.