We Want YOU to do (EngSoc) Things!

Melissa Buckley - VP Communications
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Hello there reader! Thank you for once again directing your attention to my article, I hope your procrastination is going well. For this article, I’d like to talk to you about how you (yes, YOU!) can be involved in with the Waterloo Engineering Society through a directorship or commissioner position in Fall 2017. So, here’s the down low:

EngSoc employs Commissioners to assist the executive with the day to day operations of the Society, as well as exploring the growth of certain portfolios. Commissioners work closely with Directors and Executives to host the events and services you have come to know and love. Currently (although it depends on the time you read this article) we are looking to hire 8 commissioners. These positions are: Socials & Events Commissioner, MATES Commissioner, Advertising Commissioner, First-Year Commissioner, Waterloo Engineering Competition Commissioner, Student Services Commissioner and Speaker. You can find more information on what each position is responsible for on the EngSoc website (see the March 3rd blog post). Commissioner positions are perfect for anyone who is looking to take on a greater role within EngSoc. If you’re thinking of running to be an EngSoc Executive in the future, this could be some pretty ideal training – I’d recommend applying for a commissioner position under the executive you’d like to be in the future, so that you can work closely with them and learn what the position is like.

Don’t think a commissioner position is for you but still want to help run the Engineering Society? Time to consider an EngSoc Directorship! EngSoc directors are responsible for specific events and services that the society runs. If you’ve attended a fantastic EngSoc event, there is a director to thank for that. Directorship applications will open at the end of March, and I encourage you to take a gander at the options. You could direct anything from Hackathon to Resume Critiques to Semi Formal.  Don’t think a directorship is for you but still want to help run the Engineering Society? Fear not, directors still need volunteers to help out at their events and you can sign up to volunteer throughout the term!

The Engineering Society could not offer the services and events it does without Commissioners, Directors and Volunteers! In addition to helping others, any of these positions are a great opportunity to develop your organizational and leadership skills. Plus, they can be a lot of fun, and a great way to meet people!

Questions about any of these roles or becoming involved with EngSoc in general? Send us an email at executive.b@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca.