What is it like to be the Vice President for Internal Affairs?

February 05, 2016

What is it like to be the Vice President for Internal Affairs? That is one question that I am hoping to answer by blogging a little every week about my life in Associated Students. So let’s start by doing a recap of what has happened since the semester started!

The first week of school is always the hardest when you’re in charge of all the clubs: clubs need to be chartered, re-chartered and there is a new funding cycle to get through. In addition to that Club Week always take place on the 3rd week of school so there is a lot of planning that has to happen.

There is  a great suspension among the clubs before Club Week and watching all the amazing clubs get together in the quad and showcase the great diversity and community of PCC is nothing short of amazing. It is such an honor to be allowed to organize an event that promotes student involvement on such a high level!

Although Club Week is fun, my favorite event this year was the ICC Retreat. The ICC Retreat is a retreat that is held every semester where ICC representatives and the board members of different clubs are all invited to participate in workshops where they learn how to fill out forms, communicate, do publicity and so much more. This year I invited Carrie Afuso (our wonderful advisor), Irving G. Morales (the amazing AS President), Joshua Mentrup (our shining Vice President for PR) and Steven Stark (our fearless Chief Justice) to each host their own workshops. I thought the retreat went great and looking at the evaluations from the students – so did they!


It is not only club representatives that get the opportunity to learn and improve on their leadership skills, Associated Students also holds a retreat every semester. The AS retreats focus a lot on our individual strengths and weaknesses as well as how we are going to work together as a team. With 9 Vice Presidents, 1 Chief Justice, 1 Student Trustee and a President it is vital that we work well together. I am happy to say that we are a close-knit group that oftentimes feels more like family than coworkers and that we have so far had no issues in our group. Another important aspect of the AS retreat is the goals we set for the semester: what events do we want to do? where do we need to support students better? how do we let more students know about the important work that we do and where they can find us? That last answer was answered with the word blog.


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