The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
Entry-level professionals often have a hard time trying to determine which information to include on their resumes. While you obviously want to include any education or degrees, the other stuff from college gets a little trickier. Do employers want to know that you were in the photography club? Would a hiring manager care that you were membership chair for your fraternity?
As with many things in resume writing, the answer is: it depends. For most recent graduates who lack significant work experience, school activities can give some meat to your resume. For instance, if you’re applying for a job with a nonprofit, mentioning that you worked on your university’s Relay for Life event, which raised $30,000, will definitely make you an attractive candidate. However, if you’re applying for a position as an accountant, the hiring manager probably doesn’t care that you were inducted into the honor society for history at your school.