COMMIT. EXPERIENCE. REPRESENT.

Are you ready to act on behalf of your fellow students? Do you have the talent, hard work and perseverance that it takes?

Be a part of something bigger than yourself by running for NAITSA Executive Council. There are four executive positions in 2023/24 that will provide new and unique learning opportunities.

  • PRESIDENT: Official spokesperson for the student body.
  • VP Academic: Helps with any questions and issues regarding studies at NAIT.
  • VP External: Represents student interests throughout campus, city, and province.
  • VP Internal: Fosters campus life at NAIT.
  • Your position will be recognized on your co-curricular transcripts

If elected, you will:

  • Become the voice of the NAIT student body.
  • Receive salary, benefits, and have your tuition paid by NAITSA.
  • Have the opportunity for professional development, retreats and networking.
  • Develop your leadership, negotiation, and other soft skills that will help you in your future career.

Submit your nomination between January 03 – 30 @ 4:00pm. All candidates mandatory meeting happens on January 30, 2023 @ 5:00pm.

Interested in Student Government?

Five reasons to consider getting involved in Senate

EXPERIENCE

If elected you’d be a voting member of the NAITSA Senate, which is the “governing body” for a multi-million dollar organization. No matter what career path you choose, being a board member is valuable experience. Aside from the first-hand knowledge of how meetings are conducted, participation on the Senate will promote skills such as accountability, decision-making, communication, teamwork and more. Elected Senators also approve NAITSA’s annual budget and bylaws.

LEADERSHIP

If elected you’d be a board member for every student in your ‘Electorial Zone’. As a member of the Senate you’ll have the opportunity to be a leader by listening to the needs of students and working with other board members to address them.

IMPROVING YOUR SCHOOL

Every institution has room for improvement. If elected you will be a key person NAIT wants to hear from, to get the students’ perspective. NAIT wants to know what students think and they will come to the senate to find out.

INVOLVEMENT

You’ll find that you automatically have your ear to the ground and that will help you make the most of your
NAIT experience.

YOUR FUTURE

It’s a safe bet that you want a good job when you leave NAIT. Most students don’t realize how employers make hiring decisions. Here’s a hint: Two NAIT grads… same diploma… same grades… but one was a “Senate board member” for their NAIT Electorial Zone. Guess which one gets the first call for an interview. And your Senate position will appear on your co-curricular transcripts.

The Responsibilities of a Senate board member

MEETINGS

Attend one to two Senate meetings per month on Wednesday’s (meetings at 5:00pm) for a total of ten meetings (some exceptions apply).

TRAINING

Attend two mandatory training sessions: Tuesday, October 18, and Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 5:00-7:30pm.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Represent the students of NAIT fairly and honestly. During question period in Senate meetings you get to ask questions of the student Executive Council on their goals, achievements and meetings that happen during their term.

So If I Am Interested, How Do I Get Elected?

1. GET NOMINATED

You only need ten students from your Electorial Zone to nominate you. If you decide to be a candidate, email Leeanne Mills for direction on collecting signatures for nomination.

2. SUBMIT YOUR FORMS

The deadline is Monday, September 26, 2022 at 4:00pm to Leeanne Mills, Administration Director, NAIT Students’ Association at leeannem@nait.ca

3. START CAMPAIGNING

It’s easier to get votes than you think. Campaigning starts as soon as your completed nomination form is accepted by NAITSA. A good way to start is by telling your own classmates that you’re running for Senate and remind them to vote online October 7-13, 2022. Get prior approval from instructors to speak to your class.

4. TALK TO STUDENTS

There are no speeches or debates, but you can make approved posters and campaign materials. Just get out there and talk to other NAIT students about issues that concern them.

Know a student who’d be a great Senate board member?

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