Depending on the career sector and profession you choose to work in, there could be very specific skills, abilities and knowledge needed to do the job. However, complementing these are general competencies and behaviours that are essential for successful working. These are the key employability skills - the core skills that will make you effective at work, whatever job you do. They are sometimes known as transferable skills.
Participating in extra and co-curricular activities throughout your degree allows you to gain more enjoyment from your time at university, while at the same time develop employability skills to enhance your chances of finding work after university. An ideal time to start is your first year; have a look to see what you could do: