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What's extra activities recommend to college students?

I think business students need to participate more activities to improve our resume. #business-student

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Brent’s Answer

All of the above is good advice, however, there is no better activity than some work experience. As a business major, you should demonstrate that you have had work experience, even if retail or office work. Ideally, you can show progression at your job. For example, I worked in a grocery store and started at age 16, then was promoted to a cashier, then promoted to supervisor. Although the specific grocery related tasks weren't something I took along after I graduated college, I was able to demonstrate that I was a hard worker, can keep a job and progress my career.


Volunteering is another important area to show that you are well rounded. Being involved in community activities whether it be coaching soccer, helping with kid camps, or whatever cause you might enjoy, it demonstrates that you can work well with others of diverse backgrounds.


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Bo’s Answer

Great question!


As mentioned above, getting work experience is a great activity that can help you stand out.


Furthermore, I've always been impressed by students that were able to engage in an entrepreneurial venture. I believe that starting your own business can give you valuable experience, but also, its very interesting to hear about and can help you stand out in the eyes of a potential employer.


Best of luck!


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Tamara’s Answer

Most business schools in colleges and universities have clubs you can join. These can be a great opportunity to network with other business students and also get involved in some fun activities that also teach some valuable business skills.


In general though, most extra curricular activities can be beneficial, as long as it's something you're willing to commit your time to! You're likely to get more value out of experiences that you are truly invested in, and this value will reflect on your resume and in your interviews. For example, sports teams can teach you teamwork skills. A lot of employers see extra curricular activities as a demonstration that you can balance obligations, such as school and work, with other obligations as well; so typically, the type of activity isn't as important as the general value you place in it!

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