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What would be the benefits of joining Phi Theta Kappa as a remote student?

My community college has invited me to join their Phi Theta Kappa club several times. However, I don't feel that there's much point in me joining because I am a remote out of state student. I don't that I would be very much involved in the club. The only benefit that I can think of is that it would look good on my resume? What are your thoughts/advice on this?

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Cam’s Answer

Extracurriculars provide connections/networking opportunities as well as experiences that you can talk to in future interviews (these experiences are particularly valuable if you don't yet have much work experience). However, you typically have to be engaged with the organization to realize these benefits. This means regular involvement in meetings/events and taking on leadership responsibilities etc. If you don't think this will be possible I would think twice before paying any membership fees.
Thank you comment icon Thanks Cam!! Genevieve
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Baljit’s Answer

Hi Genevieve
Joining Phi Theta Kappa club could work out great for a resume builder and being fresh out of college might result in employers asking whether you had joined any clubs while at college. You also could network with the other members of the club too. The only downside is time. College is hard enough as it is without joining numerous clubs. Have you looked into other clubs the college offers that might involve remote friendly activities?
Thank you comment icon Hi Baljit! I did reach out to my college and ask about options for remote students. Their answer wasn't very encouraging, so I'm still deciding how to proceed. Being a remote out of state student doesn't make me very inclined to join any of my colleges clubs. Thank you!!! Genevieve
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