A Message from the Student Leadership Council President
Hello there! My name is Moriah Mesina and I am the President of the Jabs School of Business Student Leadership Council of the 2018-2019 school year (yes, a mouthful, I know!). I have had the opportunity to serve on this team for two school years now and I am tasked with the privilege to tell our readers a little bit about being a part of the Student Leadership Council (also known as the SLC). In the council, we are blessed with the opportunity to curate events, hear from the student body, and put opportunities in place for business students to get out of their comfort zone. As the President, I have the advantage of creating opportunities for my fellow council members to speak openly about what we should pursue as a community. The council was created so that faculty could hear from the student body in a way that allowed for them to reach the student’s opinions.
As a council member, we talk a lot about events and what we can do for our student community. This is one of the things that I love most about holding this position; by brainstorming with council members and our Dean Dr. Andrea Scott, we are able to curate some great opportunities for our fellow students. In the past, we have successfully held the annual Bob Goodrich Business Plan Competition- a roughly 6-month journey of creating content, advertising in person and online, and gathering other majors to participate- that allows for students to enter into a Shark Tank TV like experience. This event is in the works months before its actual fruition; we get the chance to market the opportunity of participating in a campus-wide event that allows students to compete for real prize money in exchange for them to present their business idea. By creating the Business Plan Competition, it has opened doors for the School of Business to continue offering this money-prize competition. I have loved planning this annual event twice now because I have found ways to continue making it better and making it a smoother process for participants.
Working as team is a big plus within the Student Leadership Council because we are able to reach out to our classmates and see what they desire from us. I love that we get to connect with other business students and how we have a sense of control. This sense of control is a motivation because we are the ones who have the advantage of planning events so because we are in charge, it allows us to be encouraged to curate events that our peers would be interested in. Being a part of the Student Leadership Council will give you a chance to really take the reigns on what your classmates are requesting and put that into fruition. By becoming a member, you are able to gain extremely valuable experience in working on a team, creating and brainstorming for events, executing said events in a matter that students respond to, and, lastly, you will be able to voice the opinions and needs that students have expressed to you. I highly suggest that you contact the School of Business about this opportunity. Just a little bit more as being an SLC member, it allows you to participate in the School of Business and voice the opinions of students as well as creating more options for students to get involved. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Jabs School of Business for more information and be on the lookout for the chance to apply! Thanks for reading!
President of the Student Leadership Council 2018-2019
Jabs School of Business