The Council is responsible for the academic and social well-being of the FEMBA student body, working with fellow classmates, alumni, faculty, and staff to ensure that the needs of the FEMBA student body are considered in decisions affecting student life. FEMBA Council provides an opportunity for students to take theoretical lessons of leadership and teamwork and put them into practice to have a real and measurable impact.
Here is a brief overview of each position's responsibilities -
The external representative works with career services and the alumni network to ensure that their section is aware of the resources and events offered by ProMBA Career Services and the Office of Alumni Services. The external representative attends ProMBA Career Services Committee meetings and FEMBA Alumni Relations and Development Committee meetings, represents the FEMBA student body at alumni events and participates in the annual Anderson Affiliates campaign. The external representative should send out at least one section email per month with information on upcoming career services events and deadlines.
The internal representative handles most of their section’s academic and logistical issues, which may include resolving section scheduling conflicts, communicating student concerns to faculty and administration and keeping the section informed of new developments on campus. The internal representative should send out at least one section email per month with information on upcoming events and deadlines.
The social representative plans social and networking events, including after-class happy hours, section lunches/dinners, cultural outings, athletic events and other activities that his or her section is interested in. The social representative should make every effort to ensure that these events appeal to all of their FEMBA peers and is highly encouraged to collaborate with social representatives from other sections and years. The social representative is required to learn and follow the expense reimbursement policy in order to plan the use of their section’s annual social budget. The social representative should send out regular emails with information on upcoming activities.
Its great to see the Dean, Admissions directors, Program Managers, Executive Board and all council members get together every month to discuss about any issues, upcoming events and share or brainstorm ideas. It allows students to meet classmates from other sections/years and also gives a chance to facilitate the same for other students of their respective sections. There are a lot of ways to get involved in various activities at Anderson and the FEMBA Council is definitely one of them. We'll keep sharing other ways in our upcoming blog posts.
Good luck with the upcoming admissions decision!