I am the best candidate for this position due to my extensive background in communications, community engagement and my passion for the growth and success of our program. I am well equipped with the knowledge and charisma to bridge the gap between the Graduate Student Association and graduate students. My experiences in community engagement have afforded me the ability to be able to move people in numbers and gain traction and excitement for matters that are close to me. Being a Buffalo native, Buffalo State has always been a hub for recreation and an incubator of success for people in my communities. As the 2020-2021 GSA President, it would be my top priority to strengthen the relationships between Buffalo State students and the Buffalo community. My efforts would include increasing outreach for admissions, events and volunteerism in the grad chapter as well as tightening the cohesion between the GSA and graduate student body. I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA and am no stranger to volunteering my time to the betterment of others. Serving on the GSA Executive Board would give me the opportunity to do just that while being a part of the benefit myself.
I believe that I am the best candidate for the Executive Vice President position because I have held similar positions in organizations in the past and I am enthusiastic about improving the graduate experience at Buffalo State. During my undergraduate career at UB I served as the Vice President for my professional fraternity and was responsible for rewriting the constitution and restructuring the entire organization during a difficult time. This experience has made me extremely familiar with how to work with others to make sure all voices are heard and that everyone feels represented. I also believe I am a great candidate for this position because I am friendly, outgoing and dedicated to advocating on behalf of the Graduate student body!
I have experience serving on an executive board for a campus organization at my undergraduate institution at the George Washington University. My experience at GW gave me experience working closely with financial records, submitting budgets to the university for various campus events and fundraisers, and utilizing time management skills by way of scheduling meeting times with colleagues and preparing agendas for meetings to ensure meeting efficiency. This position is a wonderful opportunity and I look forward to serving the graduate student population on campus at Buffalo State.
The GSA Vice President for Administration must be organized and reliable; I am both. The organization is something that comes naturally, but having just completed student teaching last fall, it has become a well-honed skill. I can not only be counted on to take accurate minutes, but to keep track of them. I also have had the opportunity to serve on two separate Executive Boards during my undergraduate experience. Those positions taught me not only what is expected out of a member of an Executive Board, but the areas in which I can be most helpful. I am neat and efficient. I am a strong team player, and I am eager to collaborate with my peers. I excel at listening to multiple perspectives and helping find a middle ground. Essentially, I enjoy working with others toward a common goal, and I truly believe that this is a quality that would make me an exceptional Vice President for Administration.
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