Getting the most out of your college experience

Getting involved (or "engaging") on campus offers opportunities to explore your interests, develop leadership skills, build your resume, and meet students outside of the classroom. To help you get started, the CSE Academic Advising team has put together a list of engagement related resources.
Have you ever wondered why your academic advisor asks what you are doing to get involved on campus? You might think, "What does this have to do with my academics?"

As it turns out, being involved has a lot to do with it!

Students who connect with the University of Minnesota community are much more likely to enjoy their experience and graduate.

Getting involved (or "engaging") also offers excellent opportunities to explore your interests, develop leadership skills, build your resume, and meet other students outside of the classroom.

To help you get started, the CSE Academic Advising team has put together a list of engagement related resources.

CSE Office of Collegiate Life
This is a great place to get CSE specific information about student groups, volunteer and outreach programs, Living and Learning Communities, and learn abroad opportunities.

CSE Student Group Events Calendar
Check out this calendar for all upcoming events hosted by student groups within CSE. You are sure to find a group that matches your interests!

Student Unions & Activities
Want an exhaustive list of events and student groups outside of CSE? Look no further!

Undergraduate Research
There are multiple ways to engage in research on campus. You can even apply for funding to support your research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Read our previous blog post on how to find undergraduate research opportunities.

University Recreation and Wellness
Burn off stress and stay healthy by hitting the Rec & Wellness Center. You can play intramural sports and enjoy other activities based on your interests.

Gopher Athletics
Ski-U-Mah! Catch a game and experience the excitement of a Big 10 University! Be loud, be proud, and be golden!

Student Employment
On-campus jobs can help you feel connected to the University of Minnesota while earning money. This is also an excellent way to network with other students, faculty, and staff.