I just finished up being the Vice President of Programming for the Student Association for the second year in a row, and with that position Iwas one of the six student elected inviduals representing all students. I was responsible for planning campus wide programs for the entire student body. I am the chair of the Programming Committee, which is alotted a budget of approximately $119,000 for the academic school year. I have a passion for planning events and programs and enjoy everyday that my creative juices are flowing.
The summer of 2009 I was an Orientation Leader advising the first-year students coming in that fall. I participated in a month long training session and led groups of first-year students ranging from 10-25 students through the three-day overnight orientation program. There were three Orientation sessions through July, in which I participated in the New Student Program and the Family Program. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I grew so much from that summer. Orientation is one of the first experiences a student has with the University and I was happy to be apart of that experience.
I then continued my journey with Orientation in the summer of 2010, becoming the Senior Orientation Leader for New Student Orientation. I then still participated in the month long training session and supervised 6 Orientation Leaders during training and 12 Orientation Leaders during actual Orientation session. For the summer of 2010, there are four, three-day overnight Orientation sessions. It gave me an opportunity to manage others, my peers, and grow as a paraprofessional.
- Unity & Social Justice Committee member: 2008-2011
- Programming Committee Secretary: 2008-2009
- Member of North Hall Council: 2008-2009
- Director of Branding, Tapas Lounge: 2009
- Associate Director of Student Development & Campus Activities search committee: 2009
- Homecoming Committee Chair: 2009
- Programming Committee Chair: 2009-2011
- Homecoming Committee Chair: 2010
National Conference on Student Leadership
I have attended the National Conference on Student Leadership for 2 years. The first year I attended, in 2008, was in Lake Bueno Vista, Florida and thes second year, in 2009, was in Washington, D.C. I will also be attending this year in Lake Bueno Vista, Florida. NCSL conferences are truly unique student leadership events, bringing together student leaders from a wide variety of campus organizations, from student government and campus activities, to honor societies and residence life, and more. This exceptional opportunity gives students and advisors the chance to dialogue with others in both similar and different roles. The conference consists of multiple keynote speakers, concurrent workshop sessions facilitated by higher education professionals and professional speakers, interactive events, and several meals that provide networking opportunities.