My name is Gabriel Persechino and I am running for CASAJMSB vice president of external affairs in the 2020 elections. I am currently majoring in accounting at JMSB and have dedicated my first year in university to getting involved. As vice president of external affairs, I would concentrate on three main points. The first point would be to work on bringing in more academic sponsors to support CASAJMSB’s pillar for academia. One of the goals of this would be to offer more networking opportunities for students and a chance to develop their careers. Next, I would like to find the balance between bringing in academic sponsors and social sponsors. The end goal would be to enhance the student social life as well as back up the first point and enhance the academic life. Finally, I would like to rework the sponsorship packages offered to sponsors and develop more long-term sponsorships that would help all of the CASAJMSB events. In the past year, I had the chance to be the first-year representative on the CASA team which included shadowing all of the portfolios and learning about the foundation of the association. I have also seen firsthand what it takes to be a vice president and I believe that I have what it takes to be responsible of the external affairs for the following year. So far, my experience and JMSB has been incredible and I would only like to make it better for myself, as well as the other students following the same path.