Want a job after uni? Join a society, say employers
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The research also shows that students who participate in societies are more likely to show many of the attributes required for success in the workplace: 55% of society members totally agree that they show resilience and learn from their mistakes compared to just 45% of non-society members, and 37% totally agree that they have confidence against just 24% of non-society members.
Despite the clear cut benefits of society membership 39% of students don’t participate in societies and are missing out on the personal development opportunities.Of these, 36% plan to join but haven’t got around to it while 31% opt out based on their perceptions of societies. Thom Kenrick, Head of Sustainability Programmes at RBS, said, “Societies are clearly a very rich source of talent within the UK. As recruiters look for further evidence of a candidate’s ability beyond their academic qualifications, this research suggests they should be looking into their extra-curricular activity."