Step 2: Join a group or volunteer
Whether you want to commit yourself to an organization that reflects your passions, or you simply want to use some of your free time well, volunteering and joining a student group are great ways to further immerse yourself into the U of A community.
At the University of Alberta we have over 450 clubs! Its very likely that you can find a group that matches what you're looking for. A complete listing of groups can be found on BEARSDEN. The gamut of groups on campus includes religious & cultural groups, athletic & recreational groups, fraternities & sororities, academic groups centred around faculties, departments, and disciplines, as well clubs based on common or public interest.
There are innumerable volunteer opportunities and positions on campus. You can volunteers for different SU and University services, for conferences and events that come through campus, and for individuals like professors and researchers. Volunteering allows you to develop and practice professional and personal skills, and can give your a taste of what working a certain field can be like. Keep your eyes and ears open for different opportunities!