A Winter to Remember

Sarbajoy Majumdar - VP Internal
Posted on: March 29, 2016

Hello, A Soc, this is your friendly VP Internal Sarb here. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone whom I have met this term, be it through events or just through run-ins around campus. I have learned a lot about leadership and communication through the many interactions I have had with all of you. Here are some things I would like to share about my term as VP Internal, now that I am halfway through.

Winter 2016 in Review

I was glad that all directors under me took the initiative to make their respective events well-planned and successful. I am amazed at how much initiative the directors have taken and the time they have spent to make their events amazing. As such, I would like to thank all the directors who have worked under me this term. Events were well-planned out and I am glad that many directors got a good learning opportunity through directorships.

Marketing for most of my events was done badly this term. That is something I take the blame for, and I am hoping to work on that for next term. I have learned a lot, and plan to make sure that events are better marketed in subsequent terms.

Lastly, Awn Duquom has been a great Student Life Commissioner and more importantly a friend these past 8 months. I would really like to thank him for being a great person for the past 8 months, and hope he continues to stay involved.

Fall Term Goals

I have 3 main goals for the fall term. The first goal is to make sure that events will have a better marketing strategy for the fall term. I will be working with Celine O’Neal (incoming Communications Commissioner) and Peter Keillor (incoming Student Life Commissioner) and Mariko Shimoda (incoming First Year Commissioner) to see what is a good marketing strategy to offer directors.

Next, I would like to continue interfaculty and inter-school collaborations within some of my events, and many of the directorships under me in the fall term reflect that. I would ideally aim for 3 interfaculty collaborations, but would be open to see more.

Lastly, I want to work to make the events offered to First Years in the fall would be well run, especially the First Year Conference. I hope that many incoming first years will have the space to grow and feel welcomed to the Engineering community.

Find Me

If you have any ideas for events we should do, or would like to talk about what your favorite events were,, or just want somebody to talk to, email me at vpinternal.a@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca or visit me at the Orifice (CPH1327) whenever you see me. Also feel free to stop me and say “Hi!” whenever you see me in campus or elsewhere. I don’t bite (seriously). I will end off with a quote from my idol Steve Jobs that helped me keep going, especially during the tough times. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice “. All the best for finals, and hope to see everyone in the Fall!