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How to Navigate Mainstreet

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Sep 12, 2016 7:53:54 AM
Sam Sottosanto


Now that we’re knee-deep into September, there are a few things we can expect: pumpkin-flavored everything, taffy apples, the very first leaves to start changing color (the first day of fall is next week!), and at JJC – Mainstreet!    

This year, Mainstreet will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 15. Mainstreet is a tradition here on campus - it's when many of JJC's clubs line up in booths along the C-Concourse so new and returning students can learn how to join them.

Getting involved in extracurricular activities is proven to have a positive link to student attendance, high GPA, and high test scores.

Below, we’ve included a few tips on how to navigate Mainstreet this year:

1. Do a little research beforehand
Plan ahead! Visit the Office of Student Activities webpage here to learn about all of JJC’s clubs. A benefit of planning ahead is that you’ll know exactly what tables to look for during Mainstreet.

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2. Keep an open mind and don't limit yourself
This is your opportunity explore new interests! As a college student, you have license to try something (anything!) new – and if you do, you might be surprised at what you learn! Also, don't be afraid to explore your secondary interests. Maybe you like to paint, but you’re not an art major. Why not join the Art & Soul club? 

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3. Bring your friends
Bring a friend with you and go through the experience of Mainstreet together!

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4. Learn about other JJC resources
While Mainstreet's purpose is to showcase clubs, there will be other booths along the concourse. The Library, as well as the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and other JJC resources will also be represented. 

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5. Take advantage of free food, giveaways and more
One of the best parts about Mainstreet is that there's free food and giveaways! 

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6. Missed out on Mainstreet? You can still join a club at any time during the year
Remember, even when Mainstreet is over - you can still join a club at any time during the year! Take a look at this list to contact club advisers with questions.

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Have an interest that's not represented?
Do you have a great idea for a club? As long as you have at least 10 interested students, it's possible to create a new one! Contact the Office of Student Activities for more information.

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