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    Student Committees: An Added Advantage Of College Life

    By Aditi Narendra
    2 Dec'23  4 min read
    Student Committees: An Added Advantage Of College Life
    Synopsis

    Being a part of any of the student committees gives students the opportunity to learn life lessons. From leadership, networking, communication, organisation, creative, conflict resolution or any other adult skill that is required to prepare you for the future, you can learn them all if you’re a member of any of the student committees on campus. 

    Student Committees: An Added Advantage Of College Life
    Synopsis

    Being a part of any of the student committees gives students the opportunity to learn life lessons. From leadership, networking, communication, organisation, creative, conflict resolution or any other adult skill that is required to prepare you for the future, you can learn them all if you’re a member of any of the student committees on campus. 

    We all know that college life is more than just studies. Along with assignments, projects, lectures and exams there is also college fest, techfest, Moot courts, NCC and NSS activities, various departmental functions, events and much more. When a student leaves the school and starts attending college, they slowly realise the learning opportunities that lie beyond the classroom.

    Careers360 tells you how being part of student committees in college benefits students.

    Prepares You For The Real World

    Committees and forums involve interacting with students, teachers and some external parties to get the work done. This interaction helps in holistic development of students. The students of the committee have to participate in negotiation and conflict resolution. These skills build over time and get students ready for the real world. For example, helping out your college placement office with placement preparations gives an exposure to real-world job interviews, resume building, and professional interaction. While organising career fairs, interacting with recruiting companies, or even helping your seniors through the placement process can make a lot of difference in how you tackle your own recruitment process. This makes the participant aware of the process of job hunting. The students also realise the importance of collaboration which is necessary for all professions. Similarly, the students who organise events often have to negotiate with sponsors which again is a life skill that comes in handy in the future.

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    Makes Your Self Aware

    Many collegians are often unaware of their capabilities. There are many soft skills like communication, problem-solving, work ethics, and teamwork which are demanded in a professional. When a student goes through the selection process of college committees they realise their strength and get selected for the committee they are best suited for. This gives them confidence in their skill and they discover the areas of improvement. For example, if a student gets selected in the academic committee due to their inherent quality to conduct workshops, speak in public, and have an interest in sharing knowledge. This allows the student to explore career options where these qualities hold importance.

    Even if the students face challenges, they find a solution for it. In this way, they discover how to cope with their weakness and function efficiently. This self-awareness is a valuable skill that helps them to make informed choices in the future.

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    Learn to Network

    Networking is an important aspect of career growth. The more people you are connected with, you have higher chances of learning about career opportunities that can help you climb the corporate ladder. College committees and forums provide an excellent platform for networking. On a daily basis students seldom interact with their entire class but when they take part in such group activities, their social connections expand. Whether they are a part of the cultural committee, the placement committee, or any other group, they have the chance to interact with a diverse group of individuals, including professors, industry experts, and fellow students. Not just with other students, they also get the opportunity to interact with professionals who may be there to interact, judge a contest, or give a guest lecture at the college. These interactions can guide students for future career development. Industry professionals might later help the students with internship experiences as well.

    Makes You Job Ready

    A professional needs to have soft skills with academic skills to thrive in the job market. These committees and forums carve the soft skills of an employee making them a suitable choice for the job market.

    The students understand the nuances of project management, event planning, and effective communication. This experience helps them improve their time management, leadership, and teamwork abilities. These professional skills are extremely valuable when entering the job market. Employers seek candidates who can manage complex projects, interact effectively with coworkers and clients, and manage their time effectively. Participation in college committees demonstrates your ability to do so, making you a more appealing candidate for job opportunities.

    Adds To Your Resume

    Active participation in college committees offers a unique opportunity to build an impressive resume. When students sit for placement they generally don’t have any prior work experience. Participants can highlight the skills they have learnt as the member of either of the committees they are a part of to showcase their skills, commitment, and ability to juggle multiple responsibilities.

    When students take on a role in any of the committees on campus, they organise events, conferences and seminars. Such experiences enhance their project management, budgeting, and guest coordination skills.

    College life becomes the most memorable phase of a student’s life because of such experiences. The hustle-bustle of organising events, festivals, cultural celebrations, seminars etc can be challenging but it is enriching as well. These experiences provide opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment, breaking up the monotony of academics.

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