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Reasons to Get Involved at CCD

By CCD Student Angela Martinez

Did You Know You Are 7x More Likely to Graduate When You Participate in Campus Activities?

Over the past three years at Community College of Denver, I have learned so much and have gained quality experience that will benefit me in the future. CCD has plenty of resources and extracurricular activities to offer. Here are just some reasons to get involved.

  1. Build Your Community. Being a part of a group or student organization can help you network with others and meet new contacts. I have made new friends at CCD and I don’t think that would have been possible if it wasn't for student organizations. Also, the advisors are helpful and they genuinely care about their students.
  2. Learn New Things. I am a member of various student organizations and I have gained tons of useful knowledge through these programs. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has helped me become a productive leader and has given me the opportunity to gain experience that I will need for my future career. Women Intentional about Success and Excellence has taught me about myself and has given me the proper tools to succeed in life. TRIO Student Support Services has been there to assist me with my educational journey every step of the way.
  1. Discover Your Passions and Strengths. When I became the vice president of communications for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, I discovered a major benefit for me. This group has helped me uncover several qualities by giving me a chance to try new things. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with my life but after becoming involved with PTK I know where my future is headed.
  2. Enhance Your Resume. Being a member of a student organization, no matter what it is, will definitely look good on your application for scholarships and will make your resume stand out from the rest. The experiences you receive from these groups will be memorable and will give you that extra “something” to add to your resume.
  3. Relieve Stress! Because of my involvement in extracurricular activities, whenever I am going through something personally, I have a really strong group of support from each organization. These programs are intended to be fun but also very educational and will benefit you in whatever path you decide to take.

I would encourage every student to get involved around campus because it is a great way to spend your time here at Community College of Denver. Learn how at CCD.edu/Participate.

Angela "Angel" Martinez is a CCD student working on her Associate of Arts degree. She plans to transfer to a four-year university and earn a degree in event management.