What do I advise? Cliché as it sounds, take it slow, and follow where you heart leads. Just like finding housing (another topic for another article), don't get caught up in the frenzy that is everyone joining CIOs. You'll find one for you, and if not, then that's fine too. One trick I use to scout out potential groups to join is using @UVA, https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/. It's a repository of all official CIOs On-Grounds, grouped conveniently by name and category. If a CIO catches my eye, I simply send a message to whoever is in charge, and they usually respond warmly, adding me to the listserv and sending information that I had missed.