There was a time when I was a freshman Mappie, and I had to make a resume to apply for a job. I didn’t think that I had any real experience, but then I really thought about my time as a Mappie and realized how much I had done. I collaborated with Stevenson University staff and student members while volunteering at events which helped to build my professional social network, I learned customer service skills by speaking to numerous event attendees and instructing them at different events, and I learned how to manage small parts of a large event and the importance of that. These things are just a portion of what I learned as Mappie, and I know that every Mappie gains different skills than the others.
When relating the MAP executive board positions to work-force jobs I thought that there were some impressive comparisons that could be made. Our Treasurer can be compared to an Accountant, our President to a CEO, our VP of Membership to a Counseling Mentor, our VP of Social Media and Marketing to a Media Director, and our Program Directors to Event Coordinators.
These ideas are not limited to MAP; students can gain valuable skills and experience for jobs through all clubs and organizations at Stevenson University.
I’d like to hear valuable things that you have learned in MAP or any club here at Stevenson in the comment section!
Program Director Kris DeJesus aka Klutch Kris