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Sophomore, BS Aerospace Engineering
"My name is Prabhsidak Singh, and I am currently a sophomore in the BS Aerospace Engineering program at Embry-Riddle. I have always been highly involved in clubs and organizations on campus. Through my experiences, I have developed policies that aim to address the current problems in the infrastructure and education system within the College of Engineering. As an international student, I have faced numerous challenges, including socializing and time management difficulties. These challenges have inspired me to help improve the college experience for minority populations, which may face similar obstacles. Everyone should have access to a supportive and inclusive learning environment, regardless of their background. Moreover, I aim to initiate a collaborative mentoring program for engineering undergraduates, helping them to succeed with better grades. As a university specializing in engineering, Embry-Riddle has the potential to become a leader in the field by renovating the College of Engineering. This can be achieved by pursuing more externally funded projects to improve the infrastructure and enhance the college's reputation."
What makes you a qualified candidate for this position?
"As a sophomore in the BS Aerospace Engineering program at Embry-Riddle, I have had the opportunity to get highly involved in clubs and organizations on campus. Through these experiences, I have gained valuable leadership and organizational skills that have prepared me to serve as a qualified candidate for the Student Senate position.
One of the key policies I have developed while on campus aims to address the current problems in the infrastructure and education system within the College of Engineering. As a result, I deeply understand the challenges that students in this program face and how to address them. In addition, I am affiliated with multiple organizations, allowing me to improve engineering education and research. For example, I was an undergraduate researcher at the Eagle Flight Research Center, gaining valuable research and development experience. This experience has taught me how to collaborate to achieve a common goal, a skill that will be invaluable in serving as a Student Senate representative. Finally, I am committed to improving the infrastructure and enhancing the reputation of the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle, which has the potential to become a leader in the field. I am eager to work with others to achieve this goal. By pursuing more externally funded projects, significant improvements to the college's infrastructure and increase its prestige.
In summary, my deep understanding of the challenges facing students in the College of Engineering, my experience in leadership and organizational roles, and my commitment to improving the infrastructure and reputation of the college make me a highly qualified candidate for the Student Senate position. I am eager to bring my skills and experience to this role and work collaboratively with other student representatives to make positive changes on campus."
What is the purpose of the SGA Student Senate?
"The Student Government Association Senate serves a crucial role in promoting positive change and enhancing the college experience for students. As a liaison between students, university administration, and faculty, the Senate serves as a student body's voice, ensuring that their interests and concerns are heard and addressed. This is achieved by advocating for policies and initiatives that benefit students, promoting transparency and accountability in decision-making, and facilitating open communication between students and university officials.
One of the critical responsibilities of the Senate is to allocate funds to student organizations and events. By doing so, the Senate helps to create a vibrant campus community and supports student-led initiatives that enrich the college experience. In addition, the Senate provides leadership and development opportunities for its members, enabling them to develop essential skills such as teamwork, public speaking, and problem-solving. To ensure that the Senate is effectively serving the needs of the student body, it is essential that its members are dedicated, responsible, and committed to making a positive impact.
As a student with a strong passion for improving the college experience for all students, I have the necessary qualities to be an influential Student Government Association Senate member. In addition, my experience in various student organizations has given me a solid understanding of students' challenges, and I am committed to working tirelessly to address these issues. If allowed to serve as a member of the Senate, I will work diligently to represent the interests of the student body and ensure that their voices are heard. By promoting transparency, accountability, and open communication, I believe we can positively impact the college experience for all students."
How do you plan to elevate and communicate issues that your constituents are concerned about to the Senate?
"As a College of Engineering senator in the Student Government Association, my primary responsibility is to represent my constituents and elevate their concerns and issues to the Senate.
To effectively communicate and address the concerns of my constituents, I plan to implement the following strategies:
Firstly, I will establish a regular feedback system to gather the opinions and concerns of my constituents. I am to hold frequent meetings and open forums to give students a platform to voice their concerns and ask questions.
Secondly, I plan to communicate with my constituents through various channels, including social media, email, and newsletters. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are excellent tools for communicating with students. I will use them to inform my constituents of upcoming events, initiatives, and updates on issues affecting them.
Thirdly, I will collaborate with other members of the Student Government Association to gather insights on issues relevant to engineering students. By working closely with other senators and executive board members, I will better understand issues that are not specific to engineering students but may impact the entire student body.
Fourthly, I will actively seek out and pursue partnerships with other organizations and departments on campus to address issues that engineering students face. This will enable me to identify and bring forward concerns that may require the university administration's attention.
Lastly, I will work diligently to bring my constituents' concerns and issues to the Senate's attention. By presenting the collected feedback, concerns, and potential solutions clearly and concisely, I will ensure that the Senate understands the gravity and importance of these issues. I will advocate for these issues and push for solutions that will benefit the College of Engineering and its students."
How will you improve the ERAU experience for your constituents?
As a College of Engineering Senate in the Student Government Association, I aim to improve the overall experience for my constituents at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. With a focus on the College of Engineering, there are several ways to elevate students' experience within this college. I will work towards expanding the resources available to engineering students. This includes partnering with external organizations to provide workshops and training sessions for technical skills such as coding and software development.
I will also advocate for more opportunities for undergraduate research and internships to provide practical experience and exposure to the industry. I will focus on creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for minority populations within the College of Engineering. This can be achieved by establishing a mentoring program to guide and support underrepresented students, organizing events to promote diversity and cultural awareness, and advocating for policies that promote equity and inclusivity. Finally, I will work to allocate more funds toward student organizations and events within the College of Engineering. This includes funding for student-led projects, competitions, and events that promote technical skills and innovation.
In conclusion, my goal as a College of Engineering Senate in the Student Government Association is to create a more enriching and supportive experience for my constituents at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. By promoting transparency, expanding resources, fostering inclusivity, and allocating funds, I believe that we can create a more thriving and dynamic community within the College of Engineering.