Student Government Association Blog
Why should you be an Executive Board member?
Why should you want to be an Executive Board member?
Nominations for the 2012-2013 Executive Board positions opened yesterday, and some people may be wondering whether or not to run. The current Executive Board has compiled the following top ten reasons (in no particular order) to want to be a part of the Executive Board:
- Working with Jim Hermelbracht– who doesn’t remember him from Freshmen Orientation? You get to work with and be seen with one of the sharpest dressed members of the Stonehill staff!
- Dinner at Father Cregan’s house– ever wanted to know what the inside of the President of our College’s house looks like? He invites the Executive Board 1-2 times a year to dine there!
- “I heard it first…”– everyone loves being the first to know the gossip. When the administration is considering a major change, the Executive Board is usually the first group they consult with. The Executive Board heard about the ice rink, parking changes, and changes in academic requirements before it was communicated to the student body and the administration asked for student input.
- Being at the forefront of creating change– the Executive Board is elected to serve the student body and address its concerns, and some of the major areas of concern it has addressed in the past on behalf of the student body are parking issues, bias incidents, accessibility of study areas, and more!
- Resume building– the skills acquired while being an Executive Board member are unmatched and invaluable, and involvement in the community speaks volumes to future employers about your character. Also, you’ll attend a number of events that will give you the chance to network with various alums in all fields of employment.
- Time management skills– even though being a college student requires time management skills, the workload only increase post graduation with different responsibilities. Being an Executive Board member gives you the chance to practice and finesse these skills, which can make the transition to the real world that much easier.
- Swag– have you seen the fancy new logo yet? You could get Executive Board swag covered in the logo’s colors of green, purple, and blue!
- Leadership skills– at some point in time in your careers, you’re likely to find yourself in a management position of sorts. Why not start building those skills now? Each member of the Executive Board either chairs a Committee or is responsible for managing club/organization officers.
- Communication skills– working in a group with 6 other people will give you the opportunity to effectively voice your opinion while listening closely to others’ and working towards a conclusion in a democratic setting. In addition, you may often have to send forms of communication to a greater audience (ie the student body), which will be a valuable skill that may come in handy one day
- Creativity outlet– each position allows for the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing! Whether it be changing social media efforts, reorganizing the Student Senate, or coming up with new and fun Diversity or Programming events, there will always be opportunity for improvement and change within each position