Why I’m the best candidate?
A. Xavier Connections – In addition to being an undergraduate alumni from Xavier, I have been able to continue to connect with current students for internships and job opportunities. I believe I could play a pivotal role in engaging Graduate Students within Xavier & in the Cincinnati community.
B. Experienced leader – Having held numerous leadership positions, including being the Vice President of Operations for Give Back Cincinnati last year, I have a history working with a diverse set of individuals on an array of projects that have made an impact to the community.
C. Advocacy – I won the 2013 Player of the Year for FTB Financial Services at UBS Financial Services signifying the colleague the best embodies the team’s core values. This award was the culmination of my efforts to help support & empower my teammates as we navigated through organizational realignments.
I would make an excellent candidate for the office of GSA President for a variety of reasons. I recognize and appreciate teamwork as well as the value of each individuals’ resourcefulness in achieving goals. I have extensive experiences leading and managing teams, meeting tightly set schedules, and delivering strategic initiatives. As president, I am confident that I will allow Graduate Student Association to accomplish even its most ambitious goals.
President/founder of Kappa Delta, Eta Rho chapter
President of Health Science club
Head waiter/Key manager Outback Steakhouse
Captain/founder of The Big Joe Duskin Foundation Running Team
Team managing experiences:
Collegiate NCAA soccer taught me how to motivate myself and others to achieve a common goal.
Junior Varsity Head Coach and Goalkeeper trainer, St. Ursula Academy. (2X league champions) helped to develop management skills and how to organize individuals to function effectively as a whole.
Reasons why I am the best candidate for the position:
Attended all GSA meetings and social gatherings for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Helped organize the 2014 GSA ball; submitted announcements for digital boards in CLC and kiosks; collected gifts for raffle prizes.
Represented Masters of Sport Administration program for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Prior experience working in student affairs as an undergraduate with Student Government, Office of Residence Life, and Leadership Involvement Team.
Assisted with various social outings for GSA including: Trip to the Zoo and Welcome Event at Alms Park.
I am a great candidate for Secretary because:
During undergrad at WVU, I was the Secretary of the Equestrian Team and performed a variety of duties including taking minutes and attendance at the meetings and organizing fundraisers, community service projects, and social events. When students had suggestions, I was open to feedback and did my best to maintain a cohesive team that ran smoothly.
I am an effective and focused communicator in both writing and face-to-face contact.
I am organized and good at prioritizing and managing my time. When I make a commitment, I follow through and perform to the best of my abilities.
I have a positive attitude and am always willing to help others.
I am skilled with Microsoft Office and Prezi.
During my undergraduate experience at Miami University, I was treasurer of the Women's Water Polo team. As treasurer, I had to apply for university funding and calculate team dues. I then managed this budget of about $12,000 to cover all of our travel expenses including hotels, tournament fees, transportation, etc. I also put together a home tournament to create revenue to help sustain the team. Through this increased revenue and fundraising efforts, I was able to start a trust fund for the team to fall back on in case university funding was cut for any reason in the future. Through this experience, I learned budget management, finance, and leadership.
As secretary of Gamma Epsilon Lambda from December 2010- December 2011, I also gained experience in leadership, management of my peers, and record keeping.
My additional personal skills include time management, organization, and attention to detail.