With more than 8,500 students, Mihaylo College is one of the largest and most diverse business schools in the nation. Faculty and staff hope to better understand the needs and concerns of students through the new advisory board.
Mihaylo College’s new Student Advisory Board will give business students the opportunity to influence college policy and obtain leadership experience.
Would you like to help create a college that better serves its students? Student Advisory Board members will collaborate with staff and business leaders to support a college experience that prepares today’s business students for the contemporary economy
Mihaylo Career Development Advisor Megan Martinez hopes the Student Advisory Board will help administrators better understand student perspectives when making decisions for the college.
“It is difficult to get students’ opinions on the decisions that we as administrators make every day,” says Mihaylo Career Development Advisor Megan Martinez ’13 (sociology). “We want the advisory board to be a diverse cross-section of the college, serving as a sounding board for decisions we have to make.”
Debuting next academic year, the board will consist of 12 to 15 business students, who are eligible to participate regardless of class level or units enrolled. Members will serve for one academic year and will be able to apply for subsequent terms.
Student board members will attend three meetings per semester and provide honest opinions on a variety of issues selected to better inform the college’s administration on student perspectives. Topics for discussion may include college operating hours, academic and vocational support programs and diversity issues.
Board members will have the opportunity to meet Dean Anil Puri and obtain a certificate of recognition from the college.
“This is one of the easiest ways to get involved, even if you have limited time,” says Martinez. “Not only will students have the chance to speak with high-level administrators, but they will also have opportunities to gain leadership skills, improve their résumés and make a difference in their college.”
To obtain an application, email email@example.com. Students are encouraged to apply early as they will get first priority for interviews before the end of the semester. Applicants will complete an in-person interview with a member of the Student Success Team, which includes representatives of the various student programs.