Being a college student, you may think there aren’t many ways you can change the world. But actually, being a college student gives you tons of power to impact the world around you. From traveling around the world to sitting in your dorm, there are a variety of ways students can change the world.
1. Join a Cause
With the tons of clubs, organizations, and other ways to get involved, the ways you can change the world as a college student are endless. From environmental causes to poverty to animal rights, there is most likely a club on your campus dedicated to changing the world around you.
2. Start an Organization
Are you passionate about a cause but cannot find a way to get involved? Start your own organization. Colleges make it so easy to start a club, all you need are a few other passionate students and you are ready to make a difference in the world. You can easily make a big impact on campus.
3. Social Media
What better way to reach hundreds of people at one time than with social media? Social media has been instrumental in starting revolutions and bringing together hundreds of people to support one cause. You can connect with other people who are dedicated to changing the world and share your causes with your followers. Social media connects you with people all around the world, so it is a great place to start.
4. Get Involved in Politics
While human rights, the environment, and animal rights are all great causes to support, getting involved in politics is one of the best ways to change the world as a college student. You can find a politician whose ideas align with yours and support them, or take a big leap and work in politics. You will be part of the process that makes laws and regulates almost every aspect of our lives, so it is a great place to get involved if you want to change the world.
5. Take a Trip
There is an abundance of trips you can take around the world to do volunteer work in other countries. From simply rebuilding houses to teaching English to children, there are tons of things you can do to make a difference in the lives of others. And the best part is that you get to make a difference around the world and not just in your own backyard.
6. Talk to a Professor
You would be surprised how influential your professors can be. They tend to have a strong background in their field and love to have students reach out to them. If there is a cause you support, such as ending hunger or improving healthcare, your teachers would be more than willing to put you in contact with the right people to help you on your way to changing the world for the better.
7. Host a Protest
When enough students get together, people will listen. I remember during ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ students took it upon themselves to host their own Occupy movement to show their support. And trust me, people noticed. If there is something you are truly passionate about and that needs to be changed ASAP, find other like-minded students and rally together. Inform the local news stations and watch your story reach hundreds or thousands of people.
8. Raise Money
If there is one simple way to support the causes you love, it is with a donation. We all know college kids aren’t rolling in dough, but fundraising on a college campus can be easy. At my school, we have a thing called “canning,” where we stand on street corners with cans asking people to donate their spare change. You would be amazed at how fast it adds up. Asking people to donate such a small amount will encourage more donations and before you know it, you will have enough to support any cause you want.
It is so hard for people to take college students seriously, but when we put our minds to it, we can accomplish a lot. If there is something you are passionate about, why wait till graduation to do something about it? Now is as good a time as any to start changing the world, What did you think of these ways you can change the world as a college student? What are some other ways to have an impact on the world around you? Do you think college students should start changing the world now or wait until they have graduated?