This blog was written by Hilary, our campus ambassador at Columbia College in Chicago. She recently transitioned from Communications intern to Special Events intern at The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
Having trouble filling your free time? Here are a few ideas of how to get involved that come with some great perks!
Help out your professors. These people know what they’re doing, that’s why you pay your tuition dollars to them. Take the time to see if you could help them out in their office. This shows great initiative and gives you a chance to learn more about them and possibly who they know!
Reach out to non-profits. Non-profits are great, even if they’re not what you’re interested in long term. They always have work to be done whether its in-office or at a 5K or event they are hosting. This is a great chance to get experience you may not have had at your internship or learn about in class.
Join local organizations that fit to your interest or major. This is a biggie. Going out and getting involved on campus or in your city’s organizations that nature to your interests, career aspirations, etc. says a lot. It will look outstanding on your resume and could lead to great networking opportunities.