Being a student officer at OCC is one of the most important roles on campus. These officers help shape campus policy and act as the voice of the students when the college is making decisions. Here are 4 reasons why you should run for a student officer position.
To run for student office, stop by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement in Gordon 114 and pick up the forms.
1. You’ll Earn Free Tuition
All 6 student officers get a stipend for their tuition at OCC. It’s a reward for a job well done. Being a student officer is a commitment above and beyond your normal duties so we want to make sure it’s worth it.
2. You’ll Learn New Skills
As a student officer, you could help plan, promote and execute events. You’ll also sit in on meetings with important people at the college to offer advice and work on initiatives. Either way, being a student officer means you’ll learn new skills that will help you down the line.
3. It Will Look Good on a Resume
Student leadership is a great resume builder. If you’re looking to build or add to your resume then this is a great experience to add to your resume. Future employers and colleges will be impressed that you took a leadership role. And remember those new skills you learned, those will also be things you can add to your resume.
4. Your Voice Will Be Heard
Student Officers are the voice of the students to the college’s most senior level administration including the President. You’ll have an opportunity to make your voice heard and help make decisions that will affect the entire student body.