Well, its been a busy start to this sophomore year. We’re already coming up on Thanksgiving when I feel like it should still be the end of September. If life continues to go at this speed, college will be over in no time.
With a new year comes new opportunities, and responsibilities. As my international group this year, I applied to be a member of the Task Force for the International Advisory Committee. IAC’s purpose as an organization is to represent the international students and coordinate all the international organizations on campus. They also have events every month or so, helping introduce the international students to American culture and, vice versa, holding campus-wide culture based events to introduce American students to the outside world.
As a Task Force member, my main function is as a Liaison between IAC and an international student organization. My group is the Columbian Student organization. As a liaison, I keep track of the events they host / plan to host and am there to answer any questions they might have. So far they haven’t had any, but I’ve enjoyed the members of the group that I have met so far!
Another duty of mine is to help with fundraising activities. In our meeting at the beginning of the semester, the Task Force brainstormed various methods of fundraising for the international student Emergency Fund. Unfortunately, we were not able to come up with a solid plan. Instead, different members of the Task Force have been going with Executive members to ask local businesses for sponsorships. I unfortunately missed my turn to do so, as I was sick on my assigned day. Beyond that, however, I have had a lot of fun and hope that I may continue to do good with this organization.