Thursday, August 30, 2012

Annual Involvement Expo helps connect students

The University of Illinois Springfield hosted its annual Welcome Week Involvement Expo in an effort to get students active on August 29, 2012. The expo featured over 100 student organizations, clubs, community groups, and businesses.

“It’s kind of a one-stop shop where they can see what’s all around campus and really find where they fit in,” said Travis Lister, Involvement Expo coordinator.

Freshman English major Grace Latimore came to the expo looking to get involved. She’s not only looking to meet new friends, but gain valuable experience.

“I know college is all what you make it,” said Latimore. “I really want to get involved in a bunch of different groups and activities and just make these next four years special.”

Getting involved has paid off for seniors, such as psychology major Wesley Hill. He came to the Involvement Expo last year and is now president of the Psychology Club.

“It’s a great way to meet people. It’s a great way to do activities that will look good on a resume for the future,” said Hill.

Many students left the event with new found interests and their names on email mailing lists.

“Hopefully I’ll get some information and I can get involved as soon as possible,” said Latimore.

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