Top 5 extracurricular opportunities to enrich college experience


Sue Liang and Bailey Evans

In the beginning of the school year, it can be daunting to find ways get involved outside of the classroom. However, there are a multitude of possibilities to be involved even if you are unsure where to start.

Head to Club Fest 

At NYU there are hundreds of clubs that appeal to the most eclectic of people. From activism and charity to sports and theater, joining clubs at NYU is a great way to find people with similar interests. Club Fest, this year on Sept. 8 at the Coles Sports Center from noon to 7 p.m., brings every organization together in one room. There, you can see the multitude of options and ask current members your burning questions.  

Check out Wasserman Center for Career Development 

To bring out your professional side, stop by Wasserman to get help with your resume, learn about job and work-study positions or practice for a big interview.  NYU has countless networking opportunities and Wasserman is a great resource for everyone, especially those who are hesitant or nervous about entering the job field and thus are in need of guidance. Also, creating a website or portfolio on LinkedIn of your writing, artwork or whatever your passion may be is a great way to get a head start on landing the perfect job.

Explore Greek Life

While NYU may not be known for its fraternities and sororities, they have the potential to be a major part of your college experience. Greek Life is an opportunity to find ready-made social events while making lifelong friends and contacts. Get to know the 33 fraternities and sororities at the annual Meet the Greeks event on Sept. 3 in the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium.

Create something new 

Lack of a specific project, event or club has never stopped NYU students from getting involved before — they just create it themselves. From personalized dorm cleaning services to a marketplace for students to exchange used textbooks, furniture and more with each other, NYU students are constantly exploring and expanding into new areas. New York City is the perfect place to think outside the box and find like-minded people to develop your dreams.

Travel the world 

With 13 different locations across the world, NYU prides itself on its global presence. Every year, students explore and learn more about other cultures as they study away. Traveling abroad during one of your semesters at NYU is an opportunity to challenge yourself and take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Sept. 2 print edition. Email Sue Liang and Bailey Evans at [email protected]