Extracurricular activities can form a vital part of your experience here at RIT, creating unique opportunities of friendship and overall enhance the learning process.
These activities can also work to build professional skills that a classroom alone cannot always foster. A leadership-oriented club, for example, will help students to learn essential skills in management and delegation, while a debate or speech club will provide additional public speaking practice for students. Sports most often have the effect of fostering strong team-building skills and training students in holding long-term goals. In short, extracurricular activities can hone the student’s skills and make them industry ready.
Extra-Curricular activities would also help in building the following:
A wider social circle
These programs are fun and offer students the opportunity to spend time with others of similar interests. Students can meet friends from different social groups by joining a sports team or any Club of their interest.
Better time management
Students who are involved in Extra-Curricular tend to become better with time management Skills. An extracurricular activity might even have the effect of “recharging” the brain after a day of rigorous schoolwork, allowing students to return to homework assignments with a refreshed mind.
Exploration of interests
Extracurricular allow students to pursue interests outside of their academic curriculum. A student with a flair for mathematics, for example, might become a member of the school’s math honor society program. This decision could help them decide if math will be something to pursue in higher education. Students can also use these activities to explore interests they’ve never encountered, exposing students to a more diverse range of interests.