UF offers many great opportunities

Interview with Student Government President. Student Government President Anthony Reynolds (2011-2012) explains why it's important to get active in extracurriculars.

Why to get involved

Friendships

Getting involved in student organizations, clubs and sports is great way to make friends and experience what itís like to be a student leader.

By being involved, you get the chance to meet students from all different aspects of campus. You get to see what drives your peers, what theyíre passionate about and why they do what they do.

Experiences for jobs

By being an Assistant Director for an organization and rising to Director or President, you get the feel for what corporate America is like. You get to rise up the ladder and practice your intrapersonal skills. You can see how you work in group settings, if you are more individualistic or collectivistic and how to tailor your message to a specific audience. You can have the opportunity to host events, bring in speakers, promote campaigns and work with other student organizations.

How to get involved

If youíre interested in Student Government scroll through the pages to find applications and list of organizations to get involved in.

If you are looking for jobs or internship, the Career Resource Center has information sessions where professionals will critique your resume, participate in a mock interview and even tell you how to dress to a business interview.

Greek life also has a lot to offer. Whether itís the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council or the Multicultural Greek Council, or even an honorary greek council, there are letters for everyone.

Sports are also a great way to get involved on campus. Intramurals and club teams can teach you group communication while exercising.

"The University of Florida offered diverse campus wide opportunities like research, work experience, social outlets, networking opportunities--its essential to your time as an undergraduate," said Heidi Fischer, environmental sciences senior.