When writing a CV, it isn\u2019t just your academic achievements that matter. Your extracurricular activities at university can also make a difference!\r\nSome extracurricular activities are more relevant than others, admittedly. But there are many things that you can add to your CV for different reasons, including the following\u2026\r\n1. Clubs, Societies and Politics\r\nMost students get involved in societies at university. Whether or not you include these on your CV will depend on the specifics: as fun as LARPing might be, there are relatively few jobs to which it is directly relevant.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3562" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Fantasy costume design, maybe?\r\n(Photo: RalfHuels, Anja Arenz, Chris Kunz, Dossmo, Niamh, Paolo Tratzky, Svenja Schoenmackers)[\/caption]\r\n\r\nConsider the skills you\u2019ve developed from your involvement in clubs and societies and how they might transfer to work situations, such as organising events or meet ups. If you\u2019ve been involved in your student union, this can look especially impressive.\r\n2. Student Media\r\nAnother popular extracurricular activity is getting involved in student media. This could be radio, a student newspaper, or even TV and film making.\r\nEven if you\u2019re not looking for a media career, you can use your involvement to demonstrate your communication skills and dedication.\r\n3. Sports\r\nAlthough there aren\u2019t many careers where your abilities as a footballer or cricketer will be directly relevant, being involved in student sports can boost employability.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3563" align="aligncenter" width="399"] He was destined to kick things from a young age.\r\n(Photo: bottomlayercz0)[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAs well as showing your enthusiasm, teamwork and time-management skills, you might be able to boast of your leadership potential if your captained a team!\r\n4. Volunteering\r\nStudent volunteering looks great on any CV, especially if you\u2019ve gained experience in a particular field or developed skills through your voluntary work. If you\u2019ve made any connections through volunteering, you can also ask them to give you a reference.\r\n5. Drama, Music and Art\r\nDrama, music and art activities are obviously most relevant if you\u2019re looking for work in the creative industries. But they\u2019re often worth including on your CV even if this isn\u2019t the case.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3564" align="aligncenter" width="438"] 'It's not why I went to art school, but at least I'm a painter.'[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAs with other extracurricular activities, the arts can demonstrate your ability to work with other people, manage your time effectively and work towards particular goals.\r\nIt all depends on what job you\u2019re applying for and what your creative experiences have been. Think about how your creative skills might apply to your application.\r\n6. Foreign Languages\r\nIt's not necessarily an extracurricular activity in the strict sense, but if you speak a language (or languages) other than English, you should definitely mention this on your CV.\r\nEmployers always value the ability to communicate with people in other parts of the world. So even if this isn\u2019t part of your job description, speaking a foreign language is a great bonus!\r\nExpert CV Proofreading\r\nIf you are preparing a resume or CV, make sure to have it proofread. This will help to ensure it is free from typos and other errors, thus boosting your chances of making a strong first impression on employers. Want to see how we can help? Then submit a trial document for proofreading today.