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Build Experience

Campus & Community Involvement

Recruiters and employers hire students with leadership experience. That’s why we encourage you to get involved in student organizations on campus or in the Bloomington community as soon as you arrive at IU. It’s a great way to cultivate the leadership know-how our evolving marketplace demands. It will also:

Joining a student organization and volunteering are two great ways to beef up your resume and impress potential employers.

Student Organizations

IU is a large and vibrant school with a lot to offer. There are many student organizations on campus. Getting involved with any one of them will help you develop new and marketable skillsets.

You can search student organizations by interest on myINvolvement »


Volunteering lends itself beautifully to building leadership skills. When you invest time in something you really care about, you’re more likely to see amazing outcomes. Interviewers love hearing about your volunteering experiences, because they know that you’re willing to work hard for something you believe in.

Visit the Bloomington Volunteer Network to get a comprehensive look at local volunteer opportunities »