Practicing Engaging Presentations, Stony Brook University, January 2014 – March 2014
Practicing Engaging Presentations is a seminar in which students learn effective public speaking and communication skills. Students receive weekly feedback from instructors and peers as to which public speaking techniques are effective and which ones are not. After taking PEP, I have achieved a higher feeling of confidence speaking in public as well as and more effective and engaging public speaking skills.
Administrative Hearing Board, Stony Brook University, August 2013 – May 2014
I served on Stony Brook University’s Administrative hearing board, during which I listened to cases of alleged student violation of Stony Brook’s Student Conduct Code. With my peers on the hearing board, I helped determine with board whether a student should be found responsible or not responsible for the violation(s) with which they were being charged. From my experience serving on the hearing board, I have become proficient in University Administrative processes.
Public Relations Officer, Operation Smile, Stony Brook University, August 2012 – May 2014
As a Public Relations Officer, I assisted in expanding awareness for children and young adults affected by cleft palates. With the expanded awareness, my fellow executive board members held charity events with which we were able to raise enough money to pay for over one-hundred life-saving surgeries. Additionally, I implemented a new system for raising funds that would allow donors to make contributions via debit or credit cards.
Residence Hall Council Treasurer, Stony Brook University, August 2011 – May 2012
As a Hall Council Treasurer, I solely managed a budget of $1600 over the course of two semesters for building-wide activities. During this time, I met with the Hall Council on a weekly basis to discuss funds needed and completed an allocation process for each set of funds needed. By the end of the year, I proposed an increased budget plan for the 2013 school year. The funds were increased by the university by 5% as proposed.
Red Watch Band Certification, Stony Brook University, April 2013
As a Stony Brook University Red Watch Band Member, I learned about the importance of properly responding to situations in which people may be suffering from alcohol poisoning. The purpose of this program was to empower students to react to these situations in order to prevent alcohol-related deaths.