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by Nick Rush | Oct 22, 2017

In college it seems like you’ll have so much time for homework, to hang out with friends, and basically just do whatever you want. But what happens when you finish your homework or your friends are busy? I know I would be bored out of my mind watching Netflix. However, I combat that issue with what I believe students should do on this campus – by getting involved.

  • Baseball team member
  • Spartan Ambassador in Admissions
  • Social Media Ambassador in Marketing
  • Sports Information Student Assistant
  • College of Business Club Programming Committee Director
  • STAT member
  • Student Senate – Student Relations Committee

That is a list of everything I am involved in on campus. How busy am I? Extremely. Would I change anything? Not a chance. I’m getting great experiences: public speaking, planning/running events, networking, leading my own committee, and countless others.

How did I get involved in all this? I found both Admissions/Marketing jobs by applying on Spartan Jobs through the Manchester website. The Sports Info job I obtained after volunteering to work a tournament, where the entire volunteer time lasted a couple of months. As for the clubs I’m in, I received an email about the CBC and Student Senate, and I was nominated to be part of STAT. Each of these organizations had their own hiring process, where most required a formal interview; only Student Senate and Sports Info did not.

I do want to share one personal experience I had by being involved. Last semester I applied for a summer on-campus position. I was given the position and, because I did well (or at least I’d like to think I did) I was given the opportunity to speak at an event earlier this semester. The event was called Walk Into My Future, and it was where MU brought nearly 3,000 elementary schoolers to campus to do several activities outside. When they were all on campus, I was given the opportunity to speak to them all, including all the MU students, facility, and staff who had volunteered. It was the biggest crowd I had ever spoken to and still is to today. On that day, I also met President McFadden and spoke with him for a few minutes. Below is a picture of me speaking to the kids.

WIMF

Below are links for MU’s clubs and for the on-campus jobs via the website. I’ve met great people, made great memories, and have had great opportunities that enhanced my time here. Though I do a lot, I still have plenty of personal time, where I use it to do my homework, hang out with my friends, and just relax. If you’re not already involved, considering changing that because I’m sure you won’t regret it.

Manchester’s Clubs website:

https://www.manchester.edu/student-life/student-experience-center/activities/clubs-and-organizations

Applying for an on-campus job:

https://www.manchester.edu/academics/student-success-center/Career-and-Professional-Development-Office/students

NickRush
Nick Rush ’20 is studying Sports Management and plans on minoring in another business area. He plays baseball for MU, and he plans on working in the sports industry after graduation.

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