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5 Tips For Securing Your Spot On A Student Association

By Michelle Lam

#RecruitmentSzn for student associations is officially upon us at JMSB. If you're reading this article, then you’re probably refreshing your email anxiously to see if you got an interview, while also debating which association to apply for next. Having gone through the recruitment process ourselves, we know how stressful or confusing it can be, which is why we've asked the Presidents of various CASA associations for their tips on applying to a student association.

Do Your Research

Treat your application the same way you would if it was for your dream internship! Spend some time researching (a.k.a stalking) the student association(s) that you're applying to. Tailor your cover letter to the position you're applying for and incorporate the role description with your skills. Dorothy Rafael, the outgoing President of the International Business Association (JMIBA), says that she is always impressed by candidates who have done their research. Impress your interviewer by learning about the different events and offerings, as well as their values and mission. Brandon Burke, the outgoing President of the Supply Chain and Business Technology Association (JSBA), also advises to "learn [about their] pain points" and &quo