Opportunities to Complement your Degree
A degree is a great start toward achieving life goals, but it's good to do work outside of the classroom, too. These are some things to consider.
While it's important to get work done in class, there are many opportunities at USM to go beyond the confines of the classroom and expand your skill-sets and experiences. There is no better avenue to these resources than your own academic advisor. Many of these extra-curricular activities are paid for in part by your fees – put that money to work for YOU. Get involved in one of the 40+ Student Organizations at USM and add to your life and resume. Some majors even have clubs specific to their area of study. These groups are ideal for getting to know your peers and making key contacts.
Get out of the classroom and check out what going on, both on- and off-campus. There is a fit for you and it is all good!
- Athletic & Recreation
- Community of the Arts
- Community Service
- Greek Life
- Multicultural Student Affairs
- Student Government
- Women's Resource Center
- Service Learning
Have you thought about checking out the West Coast on a National Exchange or traveling the world on an International Exchange? An exchange can be short or long - three weeks, a semester or a full year long. You can live it -- countries you've thought about, learn the lingo and taste the world for yourself. Office of International Programs
Internships are another opportunity for students to add to their classroom work. Internships give students a chance to apply what their classes have taught them to real-life applications. But, more than that, internships afford students the opportunity to learn new things, network with professionals, and add a valuable line or two to their resume.
Here's a list of internship resources:
School and College Internship Opportunities