Within Student Life, students have many unique and valuable opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom by serving on Student Advisory Boards. Natasha Dabrowski (a sophomore in Political Science) is a member of the Vice President's Advisory Board. Natasha says her experience “has given so much more meaning to what I am passionate about – making lasting improvements to better the lives of others in some way.”
Students develop leadership abilities and build their campus networks and resumes by serving on Student Advisory Boards. Whether by recommending new student union food vendors, serving on a job candidate search, assisting with scholarship awards, or offering input on student mental health needs, students get to work side by side with U-M staff and faculty while learning invaluable career skills.
In fact, Allison Paciorka (a junior studying Informatics) shares that the University Unions Marketing Student Advisory Committee “has given me the opportunity to explore a field that I have now found to be the career path I want to pursue.”
There are approximately 20 active Student Advisory Boards in Student Life where students can get involved with a wide variety of topics such as student health and safety, food service and marketing, recreational sports, and multicultural issues. In each, students are asked to consider important issues and share the student’s perspective with the University of Michigan.
Logan Chadde values the chance to make a difference for other students. Logan is a senior studying Organizational Studies, and a member of the University Unions Food Service Student Advisory Board where he's “had the unique opportunity to help improve campus for my fellow students and create positive change.”
If your student might like to make a difference by serving on a Student Advisory Board, please pass along this article and this link for getting involved.
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