To the freshmen on campus, I congratulate you for scaling through the criteria and beating the requirements needed to be admitted on campus. You might have written on your notepad your academic goals and even be planning for what you want to achieve in the future.
Besides, you might be curious about how to start your journey and build and polish your career as a student in a different field. You might even be confused about the club you should join amidst the numerous club members coming to you. I’m sure that could seem annoying as you have only one target which is to maintain a 5.0 CGPA. Oshey, Idan gangan!
If you are reading this piece, this is for you as I will be sharing with you 5 clubs you should join that will be an addition to you.
1) Trybe Creative Students Association (TCSA)
Trybe Creative Student Association is an initiative organized for Nigerian students to polish up students who are creative but lack the necessary resources and exposure to explore their creativity. It is a dynamic community, an innovative space where goal-oriented individuals from all walks of life come together to nurture their creativity, learn, grow, and collaborate.
It is a creative association you won’t want to miss. It is open to every individual, whether you are a student, a recent graduate, or an entrepreneur. Trybe City Creative Hub is the place for you. it’s a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for creativity and innovation.
As a member of TSCA, you can look forward to various competitions, educational content, and training opportunities. However, your proactiveness and participation are key to the success of these programs. Together, we can unlock your potential and create a brighter future.
2) Junior Chamber International
Junior Chamber International, in short, JCI, is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people. It operates both locally and internationally.
JCI is a community that encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, international cooperation, goodwill, and understanding.
It constantly organizes activities like conferences, seminars, workshops, local publications, and so on in each of its local organizations. This is to follow up on the activities of the community and the personal improvement of every member.
In addition, there are annual rewards involved in their conferences where awards will be given to every outstanding individual.
3) Tax Club OAU
The Tax Club OAU is a students’ professional body that started operations in March 2016. Currently, it consists of over 160 intelligent students from diverse backgrounds. It aims at building people who will contribute to the development of Taxation in Nigeria, as well as, preparing students for the opportunities available in the field.
As a member of the Tax Club, you will have the opportunity to have an interactive session with one another, guest speakers from top Fin\tech companies, organize an annual conference where professionals in the world of Finance and other disciplines will be invited, and lots of educative contents will be shared, and possibly network with them.
Tax Club has successfully produced lots of notable alumni who are giving accolades to the club for how it has impacted them for who they are today. Some of them are Emmanuel Faith (Lead, People, and Culture at Cowrywise), Wale Ajayi (Partner and Head of Tax Energy practice in KPMG), and many more.
Trust me; it’s a dynamic club you should look forward to joining. There is more to know about the club when you join.
4) Student Finance Club
Student Finance Club, Obafemi Awolowo University is a career-focused club with the overall purpose of equipping its members with every skill set needed to strive for a career in finance and business. It is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2016, located in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
They focus on training members in different fields of career, be it corporate finance, Information Technology, and Advisory and consulting. So far, it has also produced notable alumni like Sope Okunowo (Financial Analyst, Global Market), Marvelous Ayobami (Corporate Finance and Financial Analyst), and many more.
5) The Public Finance and African Development Club (PFADC)
The Public Finance and African Development Club aims to promote a better understanding of public finance and how it can be used to advance African development, most especially in Nigeria. It is open to all interested undergraduates in public finance and, particularly in Economics, Law, Business, and any financial-related disciplines.
The club organizes regular meetings and sensitization seminars, workshops, and conferences as the need arises. It seeks to improve public finance policies and practices in Africa. It ensures it grooms promising financial analysts and creates a platform to carry out practical activities.
In conclusion, being in a club on campus is an addition as it will help to brush you up in your various fields. But joining the right community is preferable. Hence, you can join one of the aforementioned student hubs to help you improve your mindset in creativity.