As you think about how you want to get involved outside of your academics and connect with other Buffs, attending the Involvement Fair is a great place to start!
The Involvement Fair will take place on Feb. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with student organizations and learn more about what they do, when they meet and how you can join their group.
Reasons to attend
Whether you’re starting your first or final year at CU Boulder, there’s something for everyone at the Involvement Fair. Here are some reasons to go:
- First year: Find your place at CU Boulder and make connections by getting involved. Are you looking for an organization to practice your language skills? Or perhaps your passion lies in video games or sustainability? The fair will introduce you to a variety of opportunities. Getting involved can make campus feel smaller by helping you find your niche.
- Second year: After a year of college, you have a better understanding of what extra time you might have available. Use your free time to join an organization that is a perfect fit for you!
- Third year: The activities you do on campus can help build your resume. Find something to specialize in or something you excel at. There are many opportunities to gain leadership skills and get ready for internships.
- Fourth year or beyond: You’re almost done! Find ways to prepare for life after college by getting involved. Consider potential experience in your chosen post-school employment field.
Prepare for the fair
- Take the involvement quiz to get a sense of what kind of clubs you might be interested in.
- Look for organizations on BuffConnect. Once you’ve found a few that you’re interested in, seek them out at the fair to learn more about them or contact them via email through BuffConnect.
- Be sure to have your class schedule available to make sure meeting times don’t overlap with other commitments you may have.
- Make a short list of things you want from a club. For example: gain work experience, meet new friends, be more active, have fun, etc. Check out several options and compare them with your list.
Questions to ask
Before the fair, think about what opportunities might be best for you. Here are a few things to ask yourself:
- How much time can I commit?
- What’s my reason for joining an organization?
- What would I be most curious or interested to learn more about?
- What skills or experiences do I hope to gain?
- What do I want to contribute?
Students who are already part of the club will be at the fair so feel free to ask questions to help you decide if an opportunity is a good fit for you. Here are some examples of what you can ask:
- What does your organization do?
- What does it look like being a part of your organization?
- What kind of time commitment is there to be involved with your organization?
- When and where do you meet?
- How can I sign up to get involved?
Whether you’re looking to find a community or gain experience for your resume, the Involvement Fair can be a great place to start. Want to know more ways to get involved?