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Tips For The Spring 2023 Involvement Fair

New year. New semester. New opportunities. Let’s go, folks.

The Involvement Fair is back to keep you informed on all the cool clubs and opportunities available to Penn State students. The fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, and Wednesday, January 11, in Alumni and Heritage Halls located in the HUB.

If you thought the Fall Involvement Fair was too hot, intense, and condensed, we have good news. The Spring Involvement Fair is split between two halls, two days, and it’s ~inside~. But, it’s still going to be hectic, so here are some tips and tricks to navigate like a pro.

Research Is Key

This may sound like a broken record, but doing your research is critical for this event. It’s still going to be busy, and you don’t want to waste your time talking to an organization you’re not interested in. Spend some time on OrgCentral and check out the Involvement Fair itinerary to be fully prepared for all there is to encounter.

Keep An Open Mind

Yes, everyone is going to try to recruit you to join their organization or club, and yes, it’s going to be overwhelming. But coming in with an open mind can be beneficial. You never know when you could possibly find a fun group or club that shares your interests.


This event can be overwhelming. It’s OK to scan the QR codes and join GroupMe chats because if you don’t like it, no one is going to be offended if you leave the group chats a week later.

Thanks, But No Thanks

Nothing catching your eye? If that’s the case, it’s always OK to window shop. But attending the Involvement Fair gives you an idea of all the opportunities Penn State offers, at the very least. Maybe it’ll give you that spark to start a club of your very own.

If you end up leaving uninspired and are still looking for something new, we happen to be hiring. Our spring 2023 application opens up on Wednesday, January 11. We’re looking for motivated writers, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, and podcasters to join our team!

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Nina Jeffries

Nina Jeffries is a secondary education major, minoring in English from Uniontown, PA. If you don't know where that is, you're not alone. She's a Pittsburgh girl at heart, has an unhealthy obsession with "The Office", and still is in denial about One Direction breaking up. You can follow her on Twitter @njeffries06 and on Instagram @nina.jeffries06.

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