1) Academic Enrichment: As anyone who has done forensics in the past will tell you, public speaking is an invaluable and universal skill. Speech and Debate makes you a better speaker, a better writer, and, overall, a better thinker. Many Penn Speech and Debate team members have enjoyed considerable academic success at Penn and beyond.
2) Research Experience: Penn places a huge focus on conducting original research, both inside the classroom and independently. Penn Speech and Debate can teach you the skills and give you the experience you need to become a successful researcher (and impress potential employers).
3) Exciting New Friends: Of course, most clubs at Penn will give you the opportunity to meet new people. But very few will give you the chance to really get to know these people by collaborating with them on research projects and traveling around the world to compete against other schools.
For information about tryouts please click link here: Tryouts
Hopefully we will see you on campus and on the team!