by Hannah Beah, staff
|About 50 of HPU’s 62 clubs participated in
the Jan. 23 bi-annual Club Carnival on Fort Street Mall. If sign-up
sheets were any indication, the turnout of students was also
small. One club had only six students registered.
Despite the small turnout, the participating clubs were active
and innovative in their attempts to lure new members through
offerings of soft drinks, candy, and pictures of events from
The Polygot Toastmasters club was one of the few with a high
list of interested members. Toastmasters is dedicated towards
helping students overcome their fear of public speaking through
weekly meetings. Every Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., students
meet at MP 325 to help each other practice public speaking.
It’s a great club, it builds communication skills and leadership
skills,” said Ida Killingberg an MBA graduate student. “[Public
speaking] is something that everyone needs entering business
Toastmasters charges a small membership fee: $27 includes professional
material from Toastmasters International for the entire semester.
For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Association of Business Communication, IABC,
was also well represented. IABC is an international club with
a local chapter that provides a professional network for people
in business and communication. The HPU chapter attended a “This
Development” luncheon last semester that gave members the
chance to network and build relationships that will hopefully
lead to a future job or internship.
IABC members pay a $44 fee that permits access to the IABC Web
site, jobs, scholarships, and articles about the communication
world. Interested students should e-mail club president Natalie
Lewis at email@example.com.
While some clubs only require little to no extra fees for being
a member, other clubs also require a specific major.
The Entrepreneur Club is only available to business majors and
has a membership fee of $40. Club president Courtni Yagi has
restarted the club this year and hopes to recruit more members.
The club hosts Bar-B-Qs, fundraisers, résumé workshops,
and other events throughout the semester. Anyone interested in
joining can contact Yagi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I thought it would be good to be involved and to put in an application,” said
Carl Robertson, a member of the Entrepreneur Club.
Becoming involved in campus activities and general student life
looks good to future employers, is one of the mantras of both
Student Life and the College of Communication. It is also a great
way to meet new people and enrich your college experience. For
more information on these and more clubs visit www.hpu.edu and
look under the Student Life tab.
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