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The importance of extra-curricular activities in your career

Are you looking for opportunities to improve job prospects in your new city? Time to think about participating in the extra-curricular activities that your university or education provider offers.

Extra-curricular activities provide a good opportunity not only to make new connections or to grow the network but also to help you develop the essential skills that make you a perfect match for the Australian job market:

  • Teamwork, communication, and social skills
  • Identification of problems and mapping solutions
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Networking, entrepreneurship and leadership skills
  • Cultural competence

Studies have shown that students who participate in co-curricular activities have a marked improvement in the grades. This can be attributed to skills they learn such as better time management to accommodate their hobbies and class activities, better organizational skills and a boost in their self-esteem.

Better time management:

The art of managing multiple activities/tasks at once helps with managing time at work. Employees are often put under extreme work pressure which might lead to mismanagement or inability to complete all tasks allotted to them. Indulging into extra-curricular activities helps develop the skill of managing multiple things at once.

Commitment:

People involved in some extra-curricular activities develop a sense of commitment towards every task they pick up.

More opportunities:

A student involved in extra-curricular activities has more chances of getting admission into reputed universities. The fact that they’re associated with a renowned institution further increases their chances of getting placed.

 

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