Hi! I’m Afiyat and I am running for JMMA presidency for the upcoming academic year of 2020-2021. This past year, I was involved with JMMA as its sponsorship coordinator. JMMA does an amazing job adding value to business undergraduates' academic experiences and I would like to continue that along with improving student life.
When beginning my degree in marketing, I did not realize that students could have such an impact when it comes to planning events, networking opportunities, and even have close ties with faculty in order to improve the marketing curriculum. Being the liaison between faculty and students, as well as providing a valuable and impactful university experience for marketing majors, has inspired me to run for president. I truly believe that we have the ability to create change. The following is what I would like to accomplish for 2020-21:
Firstly, I intend to continue improving the marketing curriculum, such that it reflects values and knowledge that can later be transferred to workplace environments. This year’s team began this process and I believe it is important to continue it. Having course content up to date with marketing trends will benefit the students. Content can include, but is not limited to, topics such as, graphic design, content creation, web design and many more.
Furthermore, JMMA did a great job bringing students skills crafting workshops this year. I would like to continue offering these workshops to students, but in more depth. I want to structure the workshops such that students enter as beginners and leave as experts in a given skill. This will provide students with the confidence that they have fully learned a hands-on skill and will not feel as though they are stuck with only a basic approach to that skill.
Lastly, I would like to offer marketing students more resources in terms of tutoring services through the CASAHub app. It would also be great to have a partnership between CASA and JMMA, where we can have a section tailored to content related to marketing students, such as job tips, marketing internships and marketing trends. I believe the CASAHub app is a great resource and it will be beneficial to increase its visibility amongst marketing students.
Hopefully, this has given you an idea as to why I would like to fulfill the role as JMMA president for the year of 2020-2021. Don’t forget to use your voice and vote!