Being part of any student society teaches your practical skills... as well as soft skills such as communicating, teamwork, etc.
I am currently studying Honours in Human Genetics. I am planning to further my studies and get a Masters in Genetic counselling which is related to what I am studying now.
At every point in my academic journey, so many different things were asked of me but the main skills that I attribute my success to are there basics;
- Time management
- Effective planning
- Being a team player
- Most importantly knowing when to rest
- Genetic Counsellors roles and functions are:
- Counselling patients with genetic disorders
- Teaching and supervising student counsellors
- Marketing genetic counselling services
- Administration (compiling and keeping patient records)
Being part of any student society teaches your practical skills such as time management, ballroom dancing, project management as well as soft skills such as communicating, teamwork, etc. This also gives you a chance to gain accolades outside of academia to improve your CV.
The university space offers a unique environment where young individuals with different and similar career paths are all in the same place. Use this opportunity to create a genuine and advantageous network of professionals. This network could be beneficial in many ways such as the sharing of resources, opportunities, and knowledge.