Answered by Dean, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Besides internships and grades, extra curricular activities are a great way to help you stand out.
As far as extra curricular activities to avoid, don't worry about that, find the organization that interests you. If you were not to get hired for being in that organization, would you want to work for them?
It is not as important for the what it is, but rather what did you do. Pick an organization that interests you, supports a cause important to you, or supports a community. Simply being a member is good, but being an active participant and/or in a leadership role is most beneficial for you as well as the organization. Employers look for someone who will roll us their sleeves and make a difference whether it is in their field of study or giving back to society. So serve on that committee and run for that office!
Best of Luck!