Whether you’re in your first year or final year at CU Boulder, it’s never too late to get involved with something new. Getting involved with new opportunities can help you make new friends, grow your professional network and feel more comfortable on campus.
I recently connected with Sophia Stadler, a second-year student studying ecology and evolutionary biology, Emily Reynolds, a senior studying anthropology and linguistics with a Spanish minor and writing certificate, Seth Wells, a senior studying ecology and evolutionary biology and anthropology with a classics minor, Vaishnavi (Vee) Prabu, a first-year full-time MBA student at Leeds School of Business, and Bodhi Rubinstein, a first-year student studying chemical and biological engineering, to talk about campus involvement. We discussed how they are involved on campus, challenges they experienced and advice for other students.
Here are some takeaways from our conversation and resources to help you find your place on campus.
How are you involved on campus?
Why did you get involved in that job, club or activity and what do you like best about it?
Did you find it hard to find your place on campus? If so, how did you get through that?
What advice do you have for students who haven’t found involvement opportunities on campus yet?
Learn more about getting involved at CU Boulder
- Follow @CUBoulderLife on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to learn about opportunities.
- Check out ways to meet Buffs with similar hobbies and interests.
- Review options for how you can spend your free time this semester.
- Attend upcoming student events and download the CU Boulder Life app.
- Consider working on campus.
- Check out research opportunities with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
- Ask your professors about academic opportunities specific to your college, school or program.
- Connect with the Center for Student Involvement, Volunteer Resource Center, Center for Inclusion and Social Change, Recreation Services or the Environmental Center.