EXECUTIVE COUNCIL NOMINATION 2017-2018

NAITSA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

NAITSA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Led by the President, NAITSA’s executive team is made up of three Vice Presidents: a VP Academic, a VP Student Services, and a VP External. Each team member holds varying portfolios and works together throughout the year to provide services, events, and activities for NAIT students. All executives are elected to their positions on a yearly basis by the student body. To run for Executive Council, you must be a full-time or part-time student who is registered in a regular day program student with good academic standing. Regardless if you’re in the first or last year of your program you can still run for office.

 

 

WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT AT NAIT?

WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT AT NAIT?

1. EXPERIENCE: Becoming an elected student leader, a member of NAITSA’s Executive Council, comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility to lead and serve. It also provides opportunities to gain invaluable career experience in communication, problem solving, negotiation, teamwork, time management, and leadership.

2. CONNECTIONS: Representation will require you to meet and work with school administrators, business owners, politicians, and successful community leaders. Student leadership is an opportunity to build a respected public profile while serving the students of NAIT.

3. KNOWLEDGE: You came to NAIT to get a hands-on education. Think of this 12 month commitment as the ultimate learning incubator, a sabbatical to accelerate your education, and a chance to master skills that you don’t get in an entry-level job. Since 1963, NAITSA Executives consistently confirm at the end of their term that their learning curve was steep, but it was knowledge they could not have acquired in the classroom.

4. CONTRIBUTION: If elected you will be a key person providing student perspective to officials at NAIT, giving back to your alma mater in a way very few students get the opportunity to do. It’s rewarding work ensuring your fellow students are successful in a healthy and fun campus environment.

5. GROWTH: The secret challenge of post-secondary education is to grow as a person, to develop into a better version of yourself when you graduate. Only four NAIT students every year get to test themselves as a member of Executive Council. Those who do, if they commit to developing as a person and a leader, get one of the best student experiences available anywhere. They develop personal and career skills that can last a lifetime.

WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A NAITSA EXECUTIVE?

WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A NAITSA EXECUTIVE?

For a complete list of the duties and responsibilities refer to the attached copy of the NAITSA Bylaws (Sections 5 & 7) but for quick reference here is a short list of things you should expect:

Accountability
You will report to the student Senate on the performance of duties specific to your role and on the progress of goals you set out to accomplish during your term.

Communication
Good leaders communicate well and continue to improve their skills. You will participate in and/or chair committees, discuss issues and solve problems with a variety of people, keep your team informed on situations and information relevant to NAITSA, and keep in touch with the students you represent.

Leadership
From the moment you take office you will become known as a NAITSA Executive, and you will represent not only the student body but also the Students’ Association and NAIT. To fulfill the responsibility of leadership it is critical to understand how your actions, good or bad, reflect on all of the NAIT community.

Helping
Students will look to you and the other Executives to do good things for them, whether it’s advocating for more study space or just giving them directions in the hallway. A key responsibility is looking out for the health and well being of the students you are elected to serve.

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