Why you should join your schools Student Government Association

Each community college has a student government association or something similar, whether it’s a council or association. The Student Government of a school has the ability to make changes on campus. You can make changes from the handicap accessibility to, the ability to provide free prizes or cheaper textbooks on your campus. Have you thought about joining your school’s Student Government or Council? It’s not as bad as you probably think. Here are some reasons are to why you should get involved in your school’s Student Government/Council, whether it’s by joining or by keeping up to date with their events.

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Getting Involved on Campus

Getting involved on campus is one of the most important things you can do at a community college. Get to know what clubs and organizations are on your campus. If there’s a student government/council check it out and attend one of their meetings to get a feel for how they work. You won’t know until you check it out!

You can gain Leadership Skills

It doesn’t matter if you have never been interested in being in politics or government but, being a part of a group like this can enhance your leadership and public speaking skills. If you are shy and feel that this isn’t for you, you could be surprised. For all you know, your best friends could be from that organization. Being a part of a powerful, voiceful organization on a small campus lets your voice be heard and if you love helping other students, then this is a great way to do it.

Networking

I love networking! Networking is such a great experience and you get to meet so many awesome people by joining your Student Government. When you join a student government it’s most likely that you will be able to attend conferences or retreats. Attend them because there you will be able to practice networking and improving your elevator speech.
I didn’t start networking until I started college and I have grown to love it, although there are still times when I get nervous. If you get nervous while networking that’s totally fine, you just need to keep working on it, and practice with your friends on how to start a conversation.  

You surround yourself with future leaders

Maybe you don’t see yourself as a future leader and that’s fine but, joining your school’s student government can change your perspective about that. Once you join your student government you learn so much about being a leader and how you can influence people with your story. For all, you know, you could be working with someone who will be working in Congress in the future. Look, you’re already networking and making a connection! See how it all comes around? 

Andrea Luna

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