Pre-professional students should engage in extracurricular activities to build and increase skills that demonstrate time management, conflict resolution, initiative, team work, responsibility, dedication, accountability, empathy, resilience, compassion, and perseverance. Professional schools seek out candidates who are 'well-rounded,' as defined by socially and professionally competent individuals.
ETSU has many student organizations and the Office of MPA sponsors several of those health-related organizations. While being involved in various groups or clubs is very highly recommended, it is not enough to simply belong to an organization. To be competitive for professional programs, you must also seek leadership roles in those areas.