Doing a CSF board year
Did you become enthusiastic about CSF and do you want to see if a board year is something for you? It is good for your curriculum vitae, you learn how to implement your own ideas, create valuable connections and there are many more benefits from doing a board year, besides the fact that it is fun of course! Let the current board members explain you why they liked doing a CSF board year!
Joël Kampen - Chair & Secretary
Jacob Zournu - Treasurer & Promoter
As a representative of CSF, my student council year has given me yet another opportunity to break out of my comfort zone and learn new skills. Talk of the comfort zone, I am not fond of frequently talking in a group setting, but the proceedings in the student council demand active dialogue discussions. As a result, I am learning to be opinionated, which I find useful in building interpersonal skills for a job outside the University.
Moreover, I am learning to be thoughtful and critical about my decisions. This stems from critical reviews of policy documents from the Executive Board to satisfy students and the University. My ability to be critical and thoughtful in decision making has also improved my written communication skills. I have learned to be critical in writing to communicate my thoughts clearly and concisely.
Furthermore, I find fulfilment in helping people, which makes my student council journey even more exciting. I can help students by representing their interests and presenting their needs to the Executive Board. Consequently, I am building my network by interacting with many students, boards of student associations, members of the participation council and the Executive Board.
Lastly, I am learning new ways to navigate people from different cultural backgrounds in a job setting. As a regular student, I had the opportunity to embark on group works with students from different backgrounds. However, my student council year has offered me this opportunity to learn ways to accommodate divergent views in a job setting. Taken together, working in the student council is preparing me to fit in any job or cultural setting as it also builds my resume to be all-encompassing!