have been fortunate to have served on ACUI's Conference Management Team (CMT) for the past two years, and the experience has greatly benefited me both personally and professionally. My network expanded significantly, I developed lasting relationships with both peers and seasoned professionals, and I found that my work in conference management complimented my work on campus in the areas of student activities, orientation, and leadership. My experience on the CMT has been a “go-to” during job interviews, as it allows me to discuss some of the skills and accomplishments of which I am most proud. And because ACUI covers conference registration and hotel costs for the CMT, the experience was extremely financially viable.
Serving on the Conference Management Team is a rewarding volunteer experience I encourage all graduate students to explore. Applications will be available in Fall 2011, so keep your eye out!
is the Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Involvement at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
Sarah is a second-year master’s student studying higher education and student affairs at Indiana University. She is currently job searching, with professional interests are in the areas of orientation, first-year experience, leadership, and college unions. Her personal interests include baking, traveling, and college football.