Become the pillars behind all the fun in clubs!

Become the pillars behind all the fun in clubs!

2023 is fast approaching and Clubs at RMIT are getting ready for their next election for their leadership positions!

RMIT University clubs are an amazing way to get yourself immerse in the ultimate university student experience. My name is Jamima, and I’m the Creative Director of the RMIT University Malaysia Association club.  

RMIT campuses are always alive with fun events, and we have RMIT clubs to thank for taking part in that. They organise many fun social events, activities, workshops, seminars and more!

Helping make it all run behind the scenes are the club committees, putting effort into, and pulling together to create events for all students to enjoy.  

It is not always easy for them to balance their studies and planning out these activities, but their challenging work is seen and appreciated. The club leaders especially, are vital to clubs. 

And guess what? It is time for the Annual General Meeting season where clubs hold elections for their leadership team!  

Becoming a president, secretary, treasurer, or director is a wonderful opportunity to gain hands on experience to build your leadership skills before joining the work force.  

RMIT has more than 100 clubs available for all sorts of students with different academic and industry backgrounds, interests, cultures.

It is a terrific way to get yourselves involved in an organization that enables your future opportunities, build networks with alike minded people, and get the most out of your university experience.

How they work

Clubs are most of the time nonprofit organizations meaning that they work in departments.

Each department looks into different tasks to get the club operating.

Usually there is a marketing team, events team, social media team, sponsorship team and creative team.

All departments are looked over by their respective directors and the clubs' executives who oversee all clubs' activities.

Enrich your student experience

Club leaders are the ones managing the tasks that go through the club.

It is a wonderful way to grow faster as you work with different characters, teams, and activities.

As you get more exposed to what goes into running a club, you get to improve and experiment with many soft and hard skills including communications, creativity, integrity, and problem solving.

Value in becoming club leaders

Your club experience does not just end with your uni life.

Being on the club committee, especially one as a leader, prepares you for the next step in your career.

Whether you’re in the engineering industry or agriculture, there is a definite way to make your resume and interview stand out amongst other candidates.

I reached out to some RMIT students in club committees to learn about the benefits of leading their clubs:

Daphney Leanne Jalleh - RMIT University Malaysia Association club

RMIT Student Daphney

Hello! I’m Daphney, I am studying the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and also the President at RUMA RMIT. 

My favourite part of being a club leader is the social aspect, as my role requires me to meet many new people, including members and other affiliates.

I've made many lifelong connections and friends through the club and I enjoyed meeting many of our members and seeing how much fun they had at our events.

Deborah - The Cinema Collective RMIT

RMIT Student Deborah

My name is Deborah and I'm currently studying Public Relations. I am the secretary at RMIT student-run cinema club, The Cinematic Club.

To me, being a club leader means responsibility. As a student run club, we do not have instructor or coaches to guide or dictate our every move.

While there's a lot of freedom that comes with that, it also means that each committee has the responsibility to make sure the club, the events, and everything we do, run well. 

Nicholas Leong - Students Association of Industrial Design (SAID)

RMIT Student Nicholas

Hello, my name is Nicholas Leong and I’m studying a Bachelor of Industrial Design (Hons) at RMIT. I’m also currently the Treasurer of the Students Association of Industrial Design (SAID).

As a treasurer, I have gained some financial management skills such as developing budgets, handling cash, preparing bank deposits, recording transactions, fundraising and preparing annual financial reports, etc.

I love that the skills I have gained not only benefit my career, but also help me better manage my personal finances.

Check out all the clubs available and seek an opportunity to join their committee leadership team!

Story: Jamima Ahmad Yazit

06 October 2022


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