By Zeah Spiegel
The NAITSA club showcase is an annual event where clubs can talk about what they do, who they are, and get visibility on campus. It gives clubs a larger platform in which they can reach out to students who may like to be part of their community.
It is hosted on Feb. 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. It is hosted online on their website, ookslife.ca. The event is a simulated virtual booth, where students can ask questions directly and get a feel for the clubs.
“[Clubs] add an additional element of experience. It caters to [students] passions and also earns perks as well. If you are an executive of a club, you can record that showing you in a leadership position. There’s a lot of assets whether it’s personal or professional for students who participate,” said Laura Hebert, NAITSA Campus Club coordinator.
If a student wanted a club that’s not already on the list it is possible to create their own.
“Students can start their own club at any time of the year. There is a registration process on the Ookslife website, approved by the campus clubs manager. They need a president, VP finance, and VP operations. Once it goes through, it becomes a legitimate club,” Herbert said.
Clubs are a great way to get a full experience at NAIT.
“There’s always an opportunity for students to join clubs, there is no cutoff. Clubs have their own pages like Facebook [and] there is a join button,” said Hebert.
She recommends students RSVP for the showcase on the Ookslife website.
“A lot of things you things that you would normally see in-person lives on Ookslife,” said Hebert.
If a student missed the event, or wants to be a part of future events, ookslife.ca offers students a variety of options to engage and be a part of the NAIT community.