CAB searches for a new 2014-15 graphic designer

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Sadiya Bruce

HELP. Are you a graphic design major looking to gain experience? Want to develop a portfolio that is creative and versatile? Then you should apply to become the Liaison Executive of the Campus Activities Board for the 2014-2015 school year. I can honestly say that as a graphic designer, I have gained so much experience in design advertising and marketing for campus events and have been able to share my talents with the Office of Student Activities and Athletics Department because of my position on CAB. 
Please do not feel like you need to be heavily involved in CAB or have any experience in event planning. Before becoming an executive, I went to a few CAB events here and there, but I never attended the general meetings or completely understood what CAB did. I was lucky enough to apply for the position because I knew the advisor, Alex Paterson, from being an Orientation Leader in 2011. Design wise, I am in charge of the monthly posters, t-shirts and the bulletin board outside of the office. I also assist other executives in brainstorming ideas for big ads and dorm ads and even help create them.
I also had zero experience in event planning before CAB. However, with this position, I was in charge of one event for Welcome Weekends, and Welcome Back Weekends and I co-coordinated the Winter Bash event with the Social Media Executive. It may sound like a lot, but the advisor and chairpersons are great resources in helping with the planning process and it becomes another skill that you can put under your belt. It was great knowing that I had the support and help whenever I needed it, even with the most basic questions. 
Aside from designing, it is also my duty to know what events are happening not only with CAB, but with other organizations as well. On Sundays, I attend Student Government Association meetings and report the events happening for that week to everyone. I also give a campus update during CAB general member meetings about events happening on campus. As you may have noticed, I write a bi-weekly article for the “Provoc,” which usually focuses mainly on CAB events that have happened in the past and what exciting things are planned for the future. I have even been able to make ads to put in the “Provoc” as well.
At meetings, I share a sub-committee with the Social Media Executive and our sub-committee consists of general members who are interested in either brainstorming ideas for advertisements, t-shirts or ways to gain members on our forms of social media. I also share sub-chairs with the Social Media Executives, who are general members and are interested in being a bit more involved in our positions and want to spend more time with us. 
By becoming the Liaison Executive for CAB, I have gained skills and experience with designing, collaborating, event planning and public speaking. If you are interested or have further questions about the position, please feel free to contact me or stop by the Charlie’s office. Executive applications will be available after Spring Break.

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