Why I vote and you should too!
A year ago my name was on the EACE voting ballot and I want to thank everyone that helped enable me to serve as the Public Relations Board member for EACE for the past year. Now that I’ve learned the ropes I’ve got one more year to continue to serve the association and I am really excited. Being on the ballot made me realize how important it is for our membership to vote. The people that are up for election to the EACE Board of Directors had to work hard to get there. First they had to be nominated by members of EACE and then, once nominated, each person had to fill out a questionnaire describing their interest in serving, highlighting the skills and experience they have that will help them, and new ideas and goals for the position. I encourage you all to look over what each person wrote.
The new things you see coming out of EACE are a testament to the hard work of the Board of Directors and the committees they serve. But all of that comes from our membership – you get to help decide the future direction of the association.
What’s new you may ask, well let me share with you a few things with you:
- Membership created an awesome infographic to highlight the Employer Value of EACE
- Assessments – blogging about them, doing webinars about them, and – with YOUR VOTE- creating a new committee and role within the board for them so we can all learn more about a topic that is really driving our industry and be leaders in the discussion.
- C. Spring Roundtable Event hosted by KPMG – Bonus: you can still register
- FREE webinars with great topics – like the 2 upcoming ones on Technology and Recruiting and LGBTQ+ Career Search; visit the upcoming webinars homepage for details on more webinars!
- And of course fun social media campaigns throughout the year with chances to win gift cards and more.
The two additional things to vote on are also important. The first is changing our blog name from Bridges to Trending to more accurately reflect and embody what the blog (and EACE) is about. The second involves something I briefly mentioned above and that is voting to establish an Outcomes and Assessment Committee as a standing committee for EACE. This new committee would help our members and establish our leadership and innovation within the Regional ACEs.
The theme for last year’s conference in Pittsburgh was “Moving Forward…Together,” and there is no way to do this better than by voting for your future Board of Directors and important changes within our Association that will help us all move forward! With only one form to submit for your votes it’s so easy so do it now (or at least by Friday, March 18th)
About the Author:
Megan Wolleben has worked at the Bucknell University Career Development Center since 2007, where she is currently an Assistant Director. She is responsible for the marketing and communications of the office, as well as manages the department’s social media presence. She is the serves on the EACE Board of Directors as the Public Relations & Blog Director. She is a co-author of the “Career Counselor’s Guide to Social Media”. Megan earned her B.A. and Master’s in Communication from Fordham University.