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Applications for ’15-’16 Executive Board positions available online

Hello RPI, I hope you’re doing well.

With President of the Union Week 2015 over and the nightmares of jar lids slipping into memory, I would like to take a moment to thank the students of Rensselaer for selecting me as their next President of the Union. It was a wild ride, but it only stands as a warmup set for the workout that will be this year in office. Regardless of who you voted for, I am here to represent all students, and I give you my solemn oath that I will work day in and day out to ensure I do so the best I can. I hold a great pride in our student government, and truly believe that we can make great strides over the next year and beyond.

If you’re a regular Poly reader, I’m sure you know what I’m going to talk about next, but if not, you’re in for a treat because Executive Board applications are live! Do you want to get more involved, gain practical experience, and give back to your fellow students in a meaningful way? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the E-Board may be the right fit for you. Executive Board members are tasked with actively managing the $8.4 million operating budget of the Rensselaer Union in addition to overseeing club operations, addressing a wide variety of issues, and working with a dedicated team to improve the student experience. The skills honed through an E-Board position are invaluable, and allow you to get both hands on, practical experience and work to give back to the community as a whole.

The application is open to all students regardless of class year, and I sincerely encourage anyone interested to apply. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 11:59 pm. This year, in addition to the regular PDF applications, I have also implemented a Google Form that can be used! Physical copies of the application can be found in the yellow folders on the Union bulletin boards. The PDF can be found under https://stugov.union.rpi.edu/eboard/, and the Google Form can be found at http://goo.gl/forms/na6vho731j/. Physical copies can be turned in to the Union Admin Office or Student Government Suite, Mailbox E1, electronic files can be emailed to pu@rpi.edu, and Google Forms can be directly submitted.

I look forward to hearing from you, and to working for the Rensselaer community over the next year. As always, if you have questions/comments/concerns, feel free to email me at any time at pu@rpi.edu. If you want to chat, stop by my office hours, swing by Pub Chats, or shine The Derby Signal on a cloudy Troy night. Have a great week!