Four clubs to join for college resume


There is a wide variety of clubs and groups that you can get involved in to bolster that resume when the time for college applications rolls around. No matter what you are interested in or what you want to learn about, there is most likely a club for you.

There is an assortment clubs in particular, though, that might really give your college resume a nice boost. There are too many to talk about in just one article, so it is important to note that there are far more than just these clubs that will look great on a resume.

It is certainly beneficial to get involved regardless of what the group is and in the end all clubs will end up helping your resume. Nonetheless, these are a few personal suggestions for clubs that have a particularly nice ring on a resume.

If you are interested in these clubs and want to know how to get involved, or if you are interested in pursuing other clubs to help improve that college resume, you can check the St. Thomas website to see all of the Student Organizations and help this school be successful in all areas of knowledge.

1. Business Club

As one of the newer clubs on campus, the Business Club is a fantastic opportunity for students to get a glimpse of the business world. With business being an extremely popular major in college, getting any sort of exposure to what exactly business entails is very valuable and will certainly look good on a resume, especially for those applying to top business schools.

With guests such as Jamey Rootes, the president of the Houston Texans, the Business Club is a great chance to get started early on that quest to dominate Wall Street. If you are interested, stop by and you might just be the club’s next Senior Associate.

2. Java Club

For those that are interested in pursuing a career in coding or programming, the Java Club is a very popular choice for getting the necessary experience. With members of various skill levels, the Java Club is open to far more than just the expert coders.

For the overwhelming majority of people, coding is a difficult skill to pick up so a little experience outside of the 45 minute class period would be very beneficial in the long run.

It is an extremely active club, so if you are looking for somewhere to hang out and learn about one of the most popular careers in America, check it out. Colleges will love to see it.

3. Pre-Med Club

Senior John Miggins is president of the Pre-Med club and is the guy to talk to about getting in. Photo by: Graig Alvarez

Medicine is no doubt a very difficult field to get involved in, with many students studying and hoping to be a doctor of some sort. Because of this, the best initial step before you are even in college would be to join the Pre-Med Club to gain some knowledge about the field and see if it is truly something you would like to be a part of.

Colleges will love to see that initiative to pursue a career you are interested in while still in high school. With Medicine consistently being one of the top fields to study in, every little boost you can get will help considerably in the long run.

4. Debate

The Speech/Debate Club AKA the "Anything for the Resume" team

Debate is one of the premiere clubs at St. Thomas in terms of getting you in to college, and it is one that has been filled with great success throughout previous years. Learning how to properly debate and speak publicly is a crucial ability that colleges will love to see.

In the current world of technology, too many people are unable to speak confidently when face to face with other people, and Debate provides the chance to grow in poise and confidence, qualities that will pay off greatly in college.

It is certainly difficult and takes a lot of work, especially if you do not have prior experience with public speaking, but it is a club that has the potential to be extremely valuable for you in the future, both in college and beyond.

Jake is a Senior at St. Thomas High School. He has been involved in many activities during his high school career, including holding the prestigious title of Senior Associate in the Business Club. In his free time he enjoys Arts and Crafts and watching reruns of the Amanda Show. After school you can probably catch him going home because he is tired and wants to take a nap.