The Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC) is the student arm of the Honors Program at the City University of New York’s LaGuardia Community College. We are a very active grassroots, student-driven collective that aims to cultivate a community of students and alumni committed to providing academic, professional, leadership and civic engagement opportunities to the student body at our college.
The event your organization plans is only as good as the number of people who attend. College students are bombarded with promotions about events on campus, from Facebook events to flyers – so try to find ways to generate interest through other outlets.
Partner with another student organization
Double your promotional power by co-sponsoring with another student organization that could align with the theme of your event. Possible partners could be through Greek Life, health and wellness centers, and performance groups. Not only does it increase the number of people spreading word, but it can also attract a bigger and more diverse audience. Don’t forget about reaching out to outside charities as well.
Working in a group can be an uncomfortable experience — especially if you don’t know the people you are grouped with. Often, not getting off on the right foot can be harmful in the long run, so it is important that you have a good start. Luckily, after three years of group-project experience, I have come up with five suggestions that can make the collaboration process a lot easier.
When people meet for the first time, it can be a little uneasy. Thoughts of not knowing what to say or do in certain situations are constantly running in the back of our minds. Try breaking the tension with a fun game, or simply engage in small talk to get to know everyone a little better. Breaking the ice helps to lighten up the mood and can get people to open up.
When a deadline approaches, there seems to be nothing better than re-watching the entire first season of The O.C. or visiting every bar near campus. And, surprisingly, the closer it gets to our exams, the more enjoyment we seem to get out of these activities. Unfortunately, these procrastination activities can have horrible consequences. Here are some of the ways I avoid the dreaded “all-nighter” and make my schoolwork a bit more manageable.