Whether it’s making friends, padding your CV or filling in those empty time-slots on your timetable (waiting around in the library between classes gets sooo boring!) – there are so many reasons to get involved with campus extracurriculars. But while the why part is a no-brainer… sometimes the how part is harder to pin down.
So we’re gonna break it down for you.
And remember – there’s no right or wrong way to go about this. These are just a few ideas on how to get your foot in the door and see what opportunities are out there.
Get a job… on campus:
Bookmarking your university’s jobs board is a great way to discover on-campus opportunities ….with earning potential, woo!. Srsly, you might be able to earn money while killing time between classes, total win. You’ll need to login for the relevant unis to see their job boards.
- UTS: https://careerhub.uts.edu.au/students/login
- USYD: https://careerhub.sydney.edu.au/students/login
- MACQ: https://www.careerhub.mq.edu.au/students/login
- NOTRE DAME : https://careerhub.nd.edu.au/students/login
Fancy yourself as a producer/director/performer? Join the performing arts group that your university offers. It’s a great way to meet like minded, creative souls.
- UTS Backstage: https://www.facebook.com/UTSBackstage/
- USYD MUSE: https://www.facebook.com/museatusyd/
- MACQ Dramac: http://www.dramac.org
If you enjoy writing, photography or sound, try contributing to your Uni student publication or radio station.
- UTS Vertigo magazine: https://utsvertigo.com.au/submissions/
- UTS/MACQ 2SER radio station: http://2ser.com
- USYD Pulp publication: https://www.facebook.com/pulpsydney/
- USYD SurgeFM radio station: http://www.surgfm.com
- MACQ Grapeshot publication: https://grapeshotmq.com.au
- NOTRE DAME radio station: https://wvfi.nd.edu
Join the club:
Involve yourself in the clubs and societies that spark your interest at uni. And for more reasons why clubs are so great, click here.
- UTS: https://www.activateuts.com.au/Social/Clubs/
- USYD: http://www.usu.edu.au/Clubs-Societies.aspx
- MACQ: https://orgsync.com/login/macquarie-university
Another great way to get involved is to simply contact the different departments at your university that you are interested in. Ask if there is any way you can gain some work experience or get involved – they’ll love that you took the initiative to contact them.
See someone at Uni who is doing cool thing? Get in touch via Facebook or LinkedIn and ask them for some advice. You’ll be amazed at how willing people usually are to chat and share their experiences (and it’s a great way to build your network, too).
Want to hear more? Check out our interview with the all female production team behind Sydney University’s production of City of Angels to get all the backstage gossip.