In my previous life I was a manager of a business affairs department at an agency in Los Angeles. I am comfortable balancing the needs of many different people and personality types. I was their go-to person for interdepartmental problem solving and critical thinking in regard to sometimes sensitive communication issues. Prior to that I was in the BFA Film program at Florida State, again this was essentially an exercise in cooperation toward common goals and creative problem solving. On a personal level, I grew up in St. Pete FL, in a surprisingly affordable neighborhood, about a mile from the Gulf beaches. I have an older brother and a younger sister; one more exercise in loving mediation. I’d be delighted to take the time to speak with any of you about your concerns and articulate those concerns to the CGSA.
I believe I am qualified for the member-at-large position because of my desire to represent the questions and concerns of our cohort, to facilitate healthy inner-departmental communication, and to effect positive change for our grad community. If elected to this position, I will have a faithful open office door and inbox policy, desiring to be a safe, primary point of contact for those in our cohort, department, and any of their concerns and considerations. I will also be present at CGSA events and activities—not only because we “get by with a little help from our friends”—but also to build rapport with those in our grad community and learn to represent them well. I look forward to planning elections and other events, as I have enjoyed my past experience in social organizing and non-profit event planning. I believe these characteristics and my commitment to our department make me a strong candidate for the member-at-large position.
I am Megan Bergman, I am in Organizational Communication, and I want to serve as your MA Member At Large as a representative of our wonderful cohort for CGSA.
I have prior experience in being a liaison between groups of people in my previous employment as well as serving as an officer in student organizations here on campus. As a dining court student supervisor, I was the voice of the students who worked under me when I acted as the student link between them and the administrative staff. While serving as the Director of Public Relations for Purdue Space Day Organization, I was the representative of the organization with the responsibility of working with various media outlets in the community to organize interviews and photo opportunities with our guest Purdue astronaut, Roy D. Bridges. These were positive experiences with amazing results to have during my undergrad here at Purdue, and I would love to be a part of a student organization like CGSA once again as a graduate student.
As one of the voices that represents the link between CGSA and our cohort, I will commit to making your concerns, likes, dislikes, and wishes known to CGSA. I would ensure with the utmost dedication that each of your voices are heard and that you can be comfortable coming to me to speak with me at your leisure, convenience, or need. The position of MA Member-at-Large is exciting to me, and I am looking forward to serving with the other CGSA officers to give our cohort an awesome, positive, and fruitful year!
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