Whether you’re in your first year of studies or you’re entering your final year next September, it’s never too early or too late to start thinking about your career and what lies ahead.
The job market is competitive but lucky for you, we’ve got just the thing to set you apart from the competition – a position on IGNITE’s Board of Directors!
Joining the IGNITE Board of Directors will help you develop the skills you need to impress any hiring manager.
Nominations for the IGNITE Board of Directors election are now open – here’s why you should enter the race!
Develop leadership skills
Now, we already know you’re a leader, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t develop this skill further. And, if you want to continuously feel empowered, becoming a Director is the way to go.
Being a Director means you will help navigate IGNITE’s organizational direction by working proactively to seek student input and feedback. As a leader for your student body, you will help make positive changes to benefit students and play an active role within our organization.
Learn to make tough decisions
Making tough, but important, decisions is a big part of being an IGNITE Director. Being empowered to make these decisions will help you develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and confidence – all things that will help you in your future career!
During monthly Board meetings, you will be asked to vote on various motions that impact IGNITE’s operations. You will be counted on to help approve new initiatives and will be responsible for approving budgets.
You will make an impact.
Grow your professional network
As a director on IGNITE’sBoard, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your network by working and connecting with like-minded students, staff and stakeholders.
After all, networking is one of the most helpful tools in getting a job. So, the more connections you can make during your time at school, the better.
You never know where a connection might lead!
Gain experience in a professional work setting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all members of the IGNITE staff, including the Board of Directors, have been working remotely whenever possible. Whether this remote working environment continues next year or we’re back on campus, we promise that you will be gaining experience in a professional setting.
As an IGNITE Board Director, you’ll be responsible for participating in monthly Board meetings, attending media briefings on behalf of IGNITE, and maintaining constant professional communication with the student body and the staff within our organization – and more.
It’s basically professionalism 101 with IGNITE!
Build your resume
Not only will you be able to list “Board Director” as one of your previously held positions – which is impressive on its own – but you will also be able to list the versatile skills you developed during your time with IGNITE.
Skills like leadership, effective communication, and problem solving will help you impress your future hiring manger. And don’t forget about the other experiences you can list such as approving budgets and new initiatives, participating in Board meetings and media interviews, and connecting with the student body and advocating on their behalf.
Trust me, your resume just moved to the top of the pile.
So, what are you waiting for?
Give yourself an edge and help advance your career by running for IGNITE’s Board of Directors!
Download your nomination package today!
Still not convinced you should run in the upcoming IGNITE elections? Then check out these five reasons that tell you why you should!