Get involved during Clubs Week

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

All this week, the University Community Centre is home to Clubs Week, the University Students’ Council’s club recruiting drive, where students have a chance to investigate a diverse range of clubs reflecting Western’s multicultural community. Whether it’s a shared political affiliation, language, sport, business interest or your undying love for late-night partying, there is a club waiting for you.

Often overlooked, Clubs Week is a good time of year to strengthen one’s personal and academic involvement. Aside from the benefits of friendships earned by being active within a club, there is the added bonus of honing your networking skills. Networking is essential these days, so why not get involved in club that caters to your particular career? There’s no better way of increasing your ties and getting active in the Western community than by getting involved.

The USC boasts over 12,000 members in more than 150 clubs, and the club system is perhaps the easiest way for Western students to get involved in the university.

Each USC club has a unique and specific role in the campus community. Whatever you’re interested in, there will undoubtedly be a club to satisfy your needs.

Can’t find one? No problem " create your own. Any undergraduate student at Western can apply to the Clubs Policy Committee to start a new club. Drop by Room 340 in the UCC to get started.

If you’re interested in pursuing an extended role in your club, apply for the executive committee. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your leadership skills " and your resume.

During my first year, I was coaxed into joining the Purple Spur. Amid all the booze, laughter and mayhem (the necessary ingredients for a good time), we forged strong ties.

Fast-forward two years, and I’m now running the Spur with the same people with whom I first joined " other like-minded individuals who desperately crave as much drunken tomfoolery as I do.

The personal memories are priceless. Who could forget that night in Collingwood " the one where the ceiling of the first floor in party chalet cracked down the middle from all the jumping, courtesy of illScarlett and the other 100-plus members on the trip. Or the time when the hot tubs mysteriously turned into giant tubs filled with mac and cheese? Priceless.

So get out there and get involved. There’s no one forcing you, but you’ll wish there was if you miss out on this terrific opportunity.

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