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Getting involved in a political club on campus can provide you with wonderful opportunities to grow and foster in your conservative values. Here are five reasons why you should join a political club on your college campus.
1. The Education
If you want to make a difference in politics but don’t know where to start, look no further than political clubs on campus such as College Republicans, College Democrats, Turning Point USA, Young Americans for Freedom, Students for Life, Students for Choice, and more. If you’re new to politics, that’s okay! These clubs do a great job of educating students on the issues. Additionally, while club members may all believe in the same core principles, that doesn’t mean everyone will agree on every single issue. It’s always good to hear different perspectives and engage in healthy debates.
If you decide to join any political club on campus, there’s a good chance you’ll be meeting local politicians who might come as guest speakers or offer internships. Use this opportunity to get your foot in the door and build a relationship with those you may work for or with in the future.
3. Internship Opportunities
Campaigns are always reaching out to political clubs on campus with opportunities for internships at the local, state, and even national level. Working on a campaign is a great way to make a difference in your community. You’ll learn things that you would not be able to learn in a classroom setting. Not to mention it will look great on your resume!
4. Building Friendships with Like-Minded People
While it’s good to be friends with those who have differing political views, it’s always nice to have someone to rant to when your professor uses class time to push their political views onto everyone… again.
5. Fun Conferences and Socials
It may sound a little nerdy, but debate watch parties with your peers can be super fun. Think about it: politics, friends, and good food. What more could you ask for? Additionally, political conferences such as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. are always a good time.