Campus News

Feeling Bored? Get Involved!

by Celina Simmons

During week two of this new semester, SMCC hosted their annual Winter Involvement Fair. Organizations both on and off campus joined together in the Ortiz Atrium to share with students what sort of opportunities are available to them.

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Students were able to talk to members of the Student Senate, Activities Committee, Captain’s Cupboard, Veterans Student Organization, Phi Theta Kappa, and yours truly, the Beacon. Outside organizations that joined to spread awareness and opportunities were the Greater Portland Health and the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.

Faculty members from the McKernan Center on campus and Admissions Department were also there to talk about work-study programs in their departments. These opportunities are available for any and all students to apply for. If you’re looking for a way to make money this semester, you should definitely start looking into these! 

You can find more information about those work-study openings and many more at In the left side menu, select ‘Student Employment’ and openings are posted towards the bottom of the page.

Getting involved on campus or in a community has the potential to really improve a person’s success and self-assurance, especially in college. No matter what your interests are, you can find a piece of SMCC that fits you as long as you are looking for it. 

To find out more information about clubs and organizations on campus, you can always talk to your advisor or check out the weekly Students Activities email that lists meeting times for clubs on campus for the week. There are many resources offered to students here at SMCC and it is up to the students themselves to take advantage of them.

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