The station for your generation 91.1 FM has been through several changes in the past years, from advisor changes to no longer streaming on the web, but it’s now currently under my reign. As a freshmen student, I knew I wanted to lead a student organization at some point in my college career but I never knew that I would have a paid position in which I work with the broadcasting family that I love so much. Anyway enough of the heartfelt, here are three things I’ve learned thus far:
- Let them lead: I can’t sit around and micromanage as much as I would love to. Letting go of my past job, as marketing director, was really hard for me. I know that position. I know what it takes. I know what to do specifically. The hard part is letting Hope take over and lead without me telling her specifically what to do. I need to let her make mistakes and learn from them. I need to let my staff lead.
- Relate more to the school: We haven’t always been actively involved with WT as an organization. I feel that this semester we have done so much more and been way more active on the WT campus. We’ve done campus cleanup, freshmen convocation, etc. Being involved on campus is critical to a student organization. From funding to cross promotion a student organization NEEDS to be in good standing and NEEDS to be involved with the university as a whole.
- Handle problems yourself: Don’t let others take care of your problems for you. If there is a confrontation or a situation that occurs within your organization you need to handle it yourself. Don’t make a public deal out of it unless it’s a problem that concerns your entire organization. There have been times when students have missed their air shift, not signed logs, and we’ve gone over them in our staff meetings to “make an example”, but there have also been personal situations that we’ve handled behind closed doors as well. It’s all up to you in how you handle each problem. We’ve developed a three strike policy with KWTS - three strikes and you are out.
It’s been a blast leading this semester and I have learned so much already that I can apply to the real world.
- The trailer for Shedding Ignorance is done! All that’s left is to order DVDs, make posters, and screen the thing! I’m pumped.
- We had our first elimination for the Amarillo Bulls Ultimate Sports Intern. My team did lose, however I was not eliminated! Next elimination will be early December.
- Homecoming week has been as blast by far! This year they had to get creative with the events because of the burn ban and lack of bonfire, but I think they were a hit!
- Getting ready for another week in Vegas for more Terry Fator research!
It’s homecoming week at WTAMU, and I’ve been thinking “Yeah, this is my home.” I really do love this time of the year on campus and off. All of the activities that our university does, from tractor pull to weenie roasts - it’s all part of the tradition of being a Buff.
This year I’ve ran for Homecoming King, because I wanted to have even more fun. Making flyers, necklaces, and even planning a flash mob has made this week hectic but even more of a blast than previous years.
I met Kelsey Timmerman, this week at Convocation and what can I say he’s one cool dude. Reading his book, realizing his non profit values align themselves with what we learned in Cambodia was a liberating thing. Then to actually meet the person whose words you’ve read was truly cool. I really hope he’ll be a “mentor” as I discover what skills I want to use in life.
It’s just really awe inspiring to look around campus and see everyone’s faces light up as they participate in events. I can remember my freshmen year when I went to the bonfire every night and I still cherish those memories to this day. It’s fun to look back at the laughs, the tears, and the just overall good times.