It’s hard for me to believe that in just a few short weeks I will have completed my term as student council vice president—a year went by in the blink of an eye. With every incoming executive board, the current officers plan a dinner; this weekend was ours. It was a chance to reminisce about the fun we’ve had together as well as give the new leadership a little bit of background info on the jobs that they are about to take on.
Being on student council was one of those experiences that I didn’t necessarily plan for but was so happy that I got the chance to have. The people were the best part; I loved meeting the incoming classes and spending time with students that I may not have otherwise interacted with. We organized school events like club lunch, which aims to link up new students with like-minded peers, and tri-mixer, where we try to bring all of the students together. So much planning went into making sure things went off without a hitch, but it was a labor of love. The minute you would see all the students enjoying themselves, you forgot about the time you put in, or that problem with the caterer.
The people on the board with me were great to work with, and they were motivated to make a difference on campus. This is how our Diversity Week came about: we wanted to help give our fellow students a chance to look at health care through a different lens. We are hoping that we set the trend with this event and that it will continue for trimesters to come.
On a less serious note, we also did some silly things, too, to break up the daily grind—like handing out Halloween and Valentine’s Day treats. During the summer trimester, we had ice pops for everyone in the halls to try and beat the heat. I am grateful for all of the memories.
Congrats to our new student council executive board! Best of luck, I am excited to hear your new ideas, and see all of your plans come to fruition.