/ Asked by Tanya
What kinds of activities outside of classroom work are employers looking for?
Answered by Jamie, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Monday, August 31, 2015
It depends on the role in which you are seeking but typically any community/volunteer experience, professional memberships, tutoring, fraternity/sorority membership, etc. This will show initiative and involvement outside of school and work. 
Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This is a great question and today there are so many activities to put on one's resume you may have to whittle down your list of activities.  Think about showing a variety of activities, including community service, leadership and ones that you have been recognized or awarded for excellence, as well as ones that are relevant to your career choice.  It can also a good indicator of dedication and commitment, when someone has been there for several years and had several different roles, it's impressive.  When listing activities that you have been in for several years, you can put the dates, start to present and list the different roles, not to list every year separately. Stay involved in your activities as they often offer great transferable skills!  Best of luck. 
Answered by Marisella, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Hello,

Employers are always looking for skills that indicate a candidate has gone above and beyond minimum expectations. Extra activities such as team sports, leadership groups, clubs, and interest groups are always good to indicate on your resume. These types of activities showcase a "well-rounded" candidate while balancing school work. Employers also like candidates who take an interest in their major by joining clubs and activities that can further develop their skills. This shows employers that a student is taking additional actions to further develop their overall knowledge about their major/career goals. Best of luck! 
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, October 28, 2015
When you are looking for an activity, first look for an activity that you will enjoy being a part of and then focus on how it will make you look to employers. I would be mindful about what activities you devote your time to, you should look for activities that will help you mature as a student throughout college and show you who are and who you want to be as a person. Activities that allow you to practice your ability to work on a team, hold or work up to a leadership position and develop other key skills are great to be a part of since they will help you stand out against other candidates when applying for a job.
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