Don’t let TRUEMU life pass you by

The semester is just far enough along for students to be well acquainted with the daily life of a college student.

Some things should becoming routine for the typical college student, for example:

  • Everyone should now have their designated seat picked out in their classes. And, by the way, nobody appreciates a seat thief.
  • Professors, more than likely, kinda remember your name…sometimes?
  • There has probably been a parking ticket or two, but seriously – who has time for the Green Lot?
  • The exact time it takes to get out of bed and get to class on time has been carefully calculated down to the minute
  • The football team has already blown their schedule half-way through the season
  • And so on…there are plenty of ways to tell autumn is in full swing at EMU!

Although classes and activities are in full swing, you still may find yourself bored and staring at your dorm room walls during the week. If that’s the case, then perhaps a student organization may be a way to get out and meet new people.

Source: We Are IU

Source: We Are IU

The EMU Chapter of PRSSA may be the shot in the arm you need for the semester. Not only does it provide you with knowledgeable speakers and relevant information need in a booming job market, but it’s a relaxed and fun atmosphere that some students may lack in their daily college lives.

PRSSA has meetings for members twice a month and we host speakers in a variety of industries (health care and politics are our next two meeting topics!). it delves into opportunities and issues that are trending and is a great tool to network into internships and jobs. The meetings are very casual and there are often trips or benefits reserved exclusively for members!

And, not all student orgs can provide a reputable reference, but PRSSA can give your resume a boost that it may be lacking.

Midterms, caffeine, dirty laundry and textbooks are the calling cards of students knee deep in their studies. Hectic schedules, deadlines and due dates seem to be the norm for most Eagles around campus. But, spending time to participate in group activities and doing something worthwhile should also be high on the priority list.

So, if you are stuck in a rut, check out PRSSA’s meeting dates, or another student organization of interest and get involved. Don’t hesitate to step out of your comfort zone; your college experience is passing you by.

Ken Bowen
Vice President of Professional Development

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