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Beyond Academics

Student Organizations, Volunteer Opportunities, Employment,
Study Abroad, Internships, Community Involvement

 

If you've looked at the sample first semester schedule under "Academic Life," you know that a typical college student has some, but not a lot, of free time. Most students want to use this time to relax and have fun. What they soon realize is that leisure activities can help develop intellectual and social skills that serve them well in careers and graduate programs. Students often tell us that their spare time activities have provided important experience and sharpened a number of skills, including:

 

Leadership
Cultural understanding
Administration
Human relations
Public speaking
Writing
Teaching
Research
Management
Public relations
Advertising
Sales promotion
Political communication
Public Service

 

And the list goes on!

 

The links below will help you find information about the variety of activities
in which you can be involved.

 

Student Organizations at The University of Iowa

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Employment

 

Study Abroad

 

Internships

 

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