In this age where many workers and students are social media driven, one may wonder if there is still a place in the university campus, where one is challenged to make progress and thrive both intellectually and financially like some of us were taught is possible? Is there really a place/campus activity which inspires you as an individual to think it’s possible?
Yes, there are! With students now able to attend classes amidst many other social media distractions, university campuses are beginning to adapt to meet the changing needs of students to keep them academically/career inspired – an approach to challenge these distractions.
You may be asking yourself, “What is campus lifestyle?” campus lifestyle is the overall aspect of you being a student; meaning that it goes beyond what you’ve learned in the lecture halls to include getting a pleasurable academic, professional, personal experience and part of what is campus involvement. In fact, many of the university’s guiding principles are based on the importance of learning that occurs both in and outside lecture halls.
A few of the many ways to get engaged/involved on campus includes the opportunity to apply for an internship job, go to summer camps, attend university music festivals, sports competition, field trips/seminars, etc. here is what a witness has to say…
“Campus lifestyle experience has helped me to get to where I am today. Working as a research assistant with my Head of Department since 300 level has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience for me. It has given me the opportunity to work with professors and other postgraduate students. Although research can be time-consuming, it is well worth the investment because of the experience gained. Today, A few positive experiences I gained from being a Research Assistant such as the ability to work with people, leadership experience at conferences, creative writing ability, time management, testing participants, and running statistical analysis have helped me to follow a career as a Media & Communications Officer at Skyline University Nigeria. I believe that what inspires you would drive you to greatness.”
It may start as voluntary participation but in the end, it’s always worth it. Although inspiration to fully participate in campus lifestyle doesn’t usually come like lightning, you just have to find yourself in the right circumstances. Visit your university, ask about students chances to join industrial affiliates programme – a convenient approach to university relations, providing access to most popular programmes and giving you the opportunity to develop relationships with students and faculty. You also need to attend students’ engagement events and meet potential hires for post-graduate job openings.