Juvina Angelica Silvestre
My name is Juvina Silvestre and I’m running as the next Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) Representative for SFSS. I am a 4th year undergrad pursuing my degree in Communication with a minor in Business. I want to become a part of SFSS because I believe in the benefits of strengthening student relationships within FCAT and facilitating initiatives that help them transition to professional work more effectively.
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES AT SFU
Communication and Events Assistant || FCAT Dean’s Office
This position helped me understand FCAT on a much deeper level –through being involved and having a voice in meetings with staff, faculty members, DSU Presidents and the current FCAT Representative, and organizing the biggest event within the department – The FCAT Undergraduate Conference (UGC) (www.sfu.ca/fcat/ugc).
Through the opportunity of being the main organizer of the event, I showed how capable I am working alone and within a team. I was responsible for all aspects of the conference except poster and program design work (e.g. student outreach, online/print promotion, scheduling, coordinating with student presenters, and hosting the alumni interview panel). I demonstrated high levels of initiative, organization, attention to detail, and adaptability to new environments.
In this Communication position, I also met and learned about the concerns and success of students at department/DSU events, on FCAT social media channels, and from student stories on the FCAT Blog.
Platform Social Media Case Competition 2016 Operations Manager
Platform Social Media Case Competition 2017 Chair || The Social Media Network Club (SMN) at SFU
For two consecutive years, I was the executive and project lead of an intercollegiate competition called Platform. Leading a team of 6 students and partnering up with Mobi Bikes, we had 30 competitors.
The FCAT programs are spread among all four campus areas of SFU. I plan on facilitating initiatives that bridge students across academic disciplines, specifically by:
1) Hosting cross-?departmental events that are fun, social, but also meaningful, and
2) Establishing a mentorship program for current FCAT students who are trying to
switch majors within the faculty. Students who are in the process of transitioning to another program within FCAT will be connected with a senior student from that program to help them adapt to the new community and campus more efficiently.
[Increase Core Course Offering in All 3 Semesters]
My goal is to advocate for more class selections. Especially in Communication and SIAT, core course class selections are limited throughout the year. Without the right amount of resources, undergrads are struggling to complete 1st-?2nd year mandatory courses before third/forth year.
[Transitioning to the Workforce]
I hope to provide further opportunities that would prepare students for specific professional work settings. In addition to organizing FCAT specific workshops, I will ensure that students are aware of the many events available to SFU students in general.
Thank you kindly for your time!
If you have any questions about my goals should I get elected, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at email@example.com