Club President

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  1. littlepatriot

    littlepatriot Member

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    As I begin my application for the class of 2021, I have a question regarding one of my activities. About a year ago, I ran for and was elected president of a committee that was to assist in the planning of a regional STEM competition held once a year. We had several meetings and conference calls and planned the event, but since then communication has dropped off and I don't know if the council is still together. I've sent several emails to the director but have received no response.

    My question is, would it be dishonest to list this on my application? I was legitimately elected president of this council, but I'm not sure if it's still together. The last thing I want to do is lie, so I thought I would check before I get too far in the application process.

    Any feedback would be appreciated!
     
  2. pinkroyals32

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    I would say you should list it seeing as you were legitimately elected which means you probably showed qualities West Point is interested in. I would probably put something like "elected as chair of STEM committee" emphasize the election part and you'll be fine
     
  3. time2

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    I don't quite understand how you could be the president of a committee and not know if it is still active. What would be important from the SA's perspective is what you actually did/accomplished in that role, not simply the fact you got elected. They are aware of the fact that some h.s. elected positions are little more then popularity contests where the job is largely ceremonial. Anything you choose to list as an activity, you should be prepared to explain your actual responsibilities.
     
  4. littlepatriot

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    It's an out of school club. We were tasked with helping organize the annual event. It's an all day event with a college fair, job expos, and STEM competitions. Over 500 kids attend and compete from all over my region every year. We did plan this years event; my tasks were to connect with the other council members and the kids who participate in the event to see how we could improve the event, then report back to the director so we could make any necessary changes. I was also in charge of recruiting people to attend the STEM based summer camp via word of mouth and social media if possible.

    However, since that event ended I've had no contact with the director. I emailed him about this years camp and festival, asking what we should do to begin planning it, but I haven't received a response from anyone. That's why I don't know if the council is still together and if I should list it on my application.
     

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