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By Dawn Linnemoller

Not long ago your elected SAMRU president Kaylene McTavish was quoted in the Calgary Herald about professional development opportunities on the MRU campus. Post-secondary and post-graduation success isn’t defined solely by what you read in a textbook or hear in a lecture, but rather a well-rounded experience helps shape your education and prepare students for life after university.

One of the best ways McTavish suggested to round-out your university experience is joining a student club.

Your Students’ Association helps students form clubs for a variety of purposes. While some clubs like Club N3Rd or Improvination are mainly recreational, others will help you network with your future colleagues in clubs like the Broadcasting Society or the Child and Youth Care Society. Additionally there are clubs that offer a place for those with similar cultural interests such as the Metis Student Club (a club recently formed in 2012 by former SAMRU VP External Michelle Dennis) or the Hispanic Cultural Club.

Rounding out the options for clubs within the Students’ Association are clubs with a religious or spiritual focus such as the Calgary Ismaili Affiliation or the Roman Catholic Club, as well as clubs focused on social issues such as the Journalists for Human Rights group and the Oceans for the Future club.

Clubs Days give students at Mount Royal “an opportunity for clubs to recruit new members, as well as advertise their clubs and upcoming club events” commented Clubs Coordinator Amber Mader. Students can meet club executives and members in person during Clubs Days and learn more about what the clubs do, and the benefits that the clubs bring to their members. Students interested in starting their own unique club can also meet with Mader and discuss the requirements for starting a new club, as well as get helpful tips and advice on how to run a successful club. Training and funding are available for clubs, along with a host of other on-campus benefits.

Clubs Days
January 15 & 16, 2013
Main Street, Mount Royal University
(Near the library and bookstore)
10:00am-2:00pm both days

Visit the Clubs Web page online to learn more about student clubs at SAMRU:
http://www.samru.ca/studentopportunities/studentclubs/
Read the Calgary Herald article: http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Socializaton+success/7585151/story.html  

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