Friday, November 22, 2019

Leadership Opportunities with the International Student Union


Interested in a leadership position in the only UMD student club with the mission of serving ALL international students—all nationalities, all regions, all fields of study, undergraduate and graduate?  The International Student Union has officer openings for 2020.  Returning officers include:

·  President

·  Treasurer

·  Secretary

·  Vice President (general responsibilities)

·  Vice President for Marketing


Some current officers are graduating and moving on.  We need:

·  Vice President for Graduate Activities

·  Name your own portfolio (e.g. getting together for whatever suits your talents or interests)

·  And help with recruiting, activities, and professional development

This academic year ISU held a panel Adjusting to Life in the US and plans a Cultural Showcase and drop-in events such as Coffee with an Officer and Ask an (ISU) Advisor.  We expanded the LinkedIn group, and further developed a shared Google doc on free and low-cost resources for international students.  Officers for 2020 need to commit to:

·  Attending two meetings each month when classes are in session (we skip May and December)

·  Planning one event (with help from other students)

·  Answering group WhatsApp messages within 24 hours during the academic year

·  Checking in monthly with other officers and/or advisors during the summer

·  Helping to recruit a replacement before they graduate

If you are interested in making UMD a more welcoming place for all international students and making ISU even better in 2020, share your ideas and email us!  Preference given to students with at least a year left before they graduate. ISU is open to international students and all who are interested in improving the environment for international students.Contact: ISU President Sofia Elkin selkin1@umd.edu or ISU co-advisors khopps@umd.edu and bkyser@umd.edu?