In college, you’re supposed to get involved. Being active helps you meet people and gives you unique experiences. This semester, I was thinking about trying something new, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. For the first few weeks I pretty much shopped around seeing what I’d be interested in. I’d drop by a club meeting or go to an info session to see if the org fit me. After a while, I stumbled upon USC’s Students for Barack Obama.
I’m kind of a politics nerd, and pretty firmly a democrat. In the midst of all of the primary elections with Super Tuesday on the horizon, SFBO seemed like the perfect org for me. After a few phone banks where I called supporters to ask for help with the 2012 reelection campaign, I was offered a position on SFBO’s e-board where I would be able to plan fundraisers and help register new voters.
Right now I’m planning a fundraiser with Diddy Riese cookies. Who doesn’t love cookies?! And at the end of March, the org and I will be traveling to Las Vegas to try to keep Nevada blue in November. Not to mention that I’m meeting more people who are just as passionate as I am about the election.
Although politics may not be for everyone, the important thing is to find a club that’s distinctively right for you. It will enrich your college experience, and offer you opportunities to try new things and go cool places. (Did I mention I’m going to Vegas?)