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Striving to Be a DPT

Running for Class Office

Published August 18, 2014 6:02 PM by Jocelyn Wallace

Before the semester ended, I was elected president of my class. I ran unopposed so it wasn't a stressful or lengthy process; however, I've already been thrown a ton of tasks and responsibilities to juggle, as have my fellow officers. Is all the extra work worth it?

Of course, I can't say for sure but from speaking to upperclassmen and officers in other programs, I think it will be. I've already learned a ton about leadership and decision-making. Meanwhile, the people I've spoken to have had a lot of positive things to say about the opportunities being an officer has offered them, from networking events to just looking good on a resume.

So far, I'm trying to get my classmates some financial help in getting to our state conference. I've also had a chance to attend the university-wide student government meetings, which I'll have to do monthly. It's been awesome to see just how much influence we really can have over the processes at the university. In my first meeting, we discussed all the positive changes the SGA had made over the years, including cosmetic renovations, getting a great bar/restaurant on campus and many other, more important changes.

All in all, I'm very excited to see what my next few years as an officer bring to me personally and what our team of officers can achieve for our classmates. I'm certain that I'll have many thoughts about my role as president throughout my blog here at ADVANCE, but for now I highly recommend it.

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