Dynamic clubs at King's are just what you need this semester
January 23, 2018
All of the clubs on campus are great ways to relieve stress, participate in extra-curricular activities and make friends. Do you love games - both tabletop and virtual? Well the King's Gaming Club is the club you're looking for. Do you want to practice speaking French in a fun stress-free environment? Join the King’s French Conversation Club. Have you always wanted to learn how to play Ping Pong? You’re in luck! During the bi-monthly meetings, the King’s Ping Pong Club will teach ping pong skills and host games.
From cursive writing to financial investments, the clubs at King’s are widely diverse. During Clubs Week held in the Student Life Centre from January 15 through 19, many of the clubs had representatives, free swag and sign-up sheets to recruit students. Some clubs have small membership fees that go toward operation costs and some are no-cost, no-commitment.
Several clubs on campus focus on benefiting current students. The King’s Economics Society (KEMS) is open to students in any discipline. Their events focus on employments skills such as resume building, LinkedIn profiles and networking. The KEMS LinkedIn workshop showed participants how to create a professional LinkedIn profile, network through social media and to top it off, everyone received a professional headshot photo to use on their profile.
The King’s student-led chapter of Jack.org aims to raise awareness about mental health. Their recent events include a DIY self-care kits during the recent exam season as well as a photo booth with mental health slogans as props.
Other clubs at King’s work on community service. The King’s Children Association partners with Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of London-Middlesex in order to host free events for the children involved with CAS. These events are free for the children and are paid in part by the $5 membership fee students pay to join. Every year, the King’s Children Association hosts a Halloween and Christmas party at King’s, plans a visit to the Children’s Museum and a bowling trip. The executive team of five students plan the events. The other volunteers attend on the day of and make sure the children have a great experience.
Best of all, membership in any of the clubs at King’s goes on your co-curricular record. My King’s experience allows you to officially document your involvement on campus. Employers look for co-curricular participation and skills learned outside the classroom.