In your college to-do list, what is the one thing that fits at the top?
No, we’re not talking about going to Hudson or Satya to eat between classes.
No, not even bunking classes.
Its the college societies!
Yes. In your first days, you might have seen the hustle bustle around college for registrations for societies. Be assured that it’s worth all the hype and talk.
Let us tell you why:
After leaving schools, making new friends is on the top of priority lists for all of us. Societies allow you to meet new people with same interests and they make for friends for life because you spend more time with them than you are probably going to spend in classes.
Networking and having contacts throughout different courses and colleges helps with functions other than just fun.
2.) Honing your skills
Societies are like those multiple player games which you begin at beginner level but leave as an expert.
It provides you with a suitable environment, opportunities for showcase and alike minds to sharpen your already present skills.
The first time you ever go to Goa or IIT Kanpur or Asia’s biggest fest Mood Indigo is probably going to be through your society and trust us, it’s the most fun you’ve ever had.
Fest times are both hectic and really exciting for all societies. With the adrenaline inside telling you that you need to win, the feeling of participating in tens and twenties of different colleges is absolutely otherworldly.
5.) Makes you a Team Player
Interacting with your society mates gives you an insight into how to deal and work with a team. Most importantly, how to coordinate despite differences of opinion.
Team spirit is one of the most essential qualities that help you in the later stages of your life too.
The highest possible development of skill involves three stages – work, performance and critique. When you perform in front of a crowd, you learn your pros and cons, which makes you get better each time.
Societies provide the kind of exposure and experience which is not so easily available otherwise. You get to meet the right kind of people, see the competition and the stakes.
7.) Gives you a Vision
What most of us lack today is clarity. It’s all a crazy circus, you go from trying to figure out what you want to do to finally if you’re right suited for the work.
Being a member of society, gives you a vision, an assurance if you’re as good as you might think you are. Once you have a vision, it’s all rainbows from there. Kidding, it’s still hard work but hard work in the right direction.
This probably is the most awaited point. Most importantly, joining societies is going to the most fun you’ve probably had in your life.
You’d meet amazing people, go to new places and discover things about yourself you never knew existed.
Every day makes for a future story, an adventure. You even get a legit reason to miss classes. Your teachers might hate you for it, but it’ll be worth it.
Also, most societies have a freshers party and it’s not lowkey, trust us.
It’s “book a farmhouse and do crazy stuff” big.
9.) Living the essence of your college life
Societies are one of the most essential differences that set college and school life apart. Joining a society makes you live college life at its core.
Also, erase what they told you about extracurriculars not being important. They are just as if not more important than academics.
It’s what sets you apart and makes you different. It would be such a waste to let go of something that drives you, makes you who you are.
10.) A chance to live your dream
If you wanted to be an actor, a dancer, a poet, societies are one key to live your dreams for three whole years. If you’re good enough, you might even pursue it. Societies help you build contacts, carves the path to your future by giving chances to put your talent on display.
This might be your chance to make your dream into something more than just that.
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