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    What the title says really....anyone who has been or is involved with one, what benefits have you gained from it? And how respectable does it look on a CV?

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    (Original post by caoten)
    What the title says really....anyone who has been or is involved with one, what benefits have you gained from it? And how respectable does it look on a CV?

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    You mean apart from financial discounts, freebies, benefits from club reps, being able to make decision rather than just take them, and having a good laugh?

    It's largely down to personal development. Your course probably isn't enough to develop team working, communication, IT, numeracy and literacy skills, although it will cover some of these rather well. When you take on a committee position, unless it's a doss role, you get lots of practice in communicating through a number of methods, will probably have to deal with numeracy/literacy-based problems, and will inevitably involve team-working. It's also a great way to build up leadership experience.

    In terms of how it looks on your CV, it shows thinking outside the box a little, taking initiative, doing something more than just a degree like everybody else on your course, shows commitment, and of course allows you to demonstrate how you've developed those mentioned key skills. Whether it impresses an employer for example depends largely on what the role is, for which society, and what you can say about it at interview. I've listed a good number of these on my CV, so I'm hoping it does some good should I need it to!
 
 
 
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