How to Boost Your Happiness and Hirability with Extracurriculars

We’ve talked on this podcast before about the benefits of going beyond your classwork — Tom started College Info Geek and went to business clubs, I had my language blog and built websites.

But what about clubs in general? Is juggling club worth having, or is it a frivolous waste of time? Which clubs can bolster your resume if you don’t want anything to do with computers, suits, or ties?

Today, we’re talking about why you should take extracurriculars seriously. Even the fun ones.

If you’ve always wanted to ride a unicycle while dazzling the masses with your rhetoric, don’t be scared off by productivity gurus. This is the semester you’ve been waiting for.

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  • Scintillation
  • From CEOs to Opera Singers – How to Harness the “Superstar Effect”
  • Luciano Pavarotti performing Nessun Dorma
  • Juan Diego Flórez performing Granada
  • Toastmasters
  • Powlyglot (Martin’s old language blog)

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

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How to Boost Your Happiness and Hirability with Extracurriculars (Ep. 170)