TIARA BANKS ’19
Student Assistant | Sociology major
The organization I joined has completely shaped my college experience and transformed me as a leader. I have invested three years and currently am serving as the Chair of the organization. Throughout my journey, I have learned how to communicate with different people and lead a team of very unique personalities, developed presentation skills, and gained lifelong friends that have made my college experience amazing.
Getting involved was something that was encouraged from the time I went to my New Student Conference all the way up to MSC Open House. MSC Open House is the time where most of the student organizations gather throughout the Memorial Student Center and have tables to give you more information about how to join their particular group. The week after MSC Open House most organizations have an informational to give you more information about the organization and the member intake process.
I will say going to an informational is very important because it gives you the opportunity to talk to members of that group to ask your particular questions. Joining any organization freshman year is scary. The number of students at Texas A&M and the number of organizations seems a bit overwhelming at first, but my advice to anyone looking to get involved is to go into the process with an open mind. Start looking for student organizations early on Maroon Link. Maroon Link serves as search tool that matches your interests to organizations on campus. I used this tool coming into my freshman year before MSC Open House so I knew which organizations to look for at this event.
Overall, I would highly encourage everyone to get involved here at Texas A&M because it makes your experience so much better. We have so many organizations on campus that I am sure you will find a place for you here in Aggieland.
MSC Open House will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1-5pm in the Memorial Student Union.