SheShreds Q&A - Weber State University Student Association Leadership

February 28, 2018

SheShreds Q&A - Weber State University Student Association Leadership

 We're honored to have our local college, Weber State University's continued involvement and support of our events, including this Saturday's SheShreds Jamboree!  We talked to three of the ladies behind the Weber State University Student Association about what they do and their involvement with our events. 

 

What is your official title and scope? 
Tara Peris, Director of Student Involvement and Leadership at WSU
Emma Clark, Coordinator of Student Programming at WSU
Heather Cimino, Coordinator of Clubs and Organizations at WSU

WSUSA has a pretty broad mission, what would you say the top 3 goals are ongoing?

    • Creating an inclusive leadership for students on campus through diverse student programming, events, leadership opportunities, etc. 
    • Activating and enriching the student life experience on campus at WSU. 
    • Empowering student leaders to take initiative and create change within their campus community.

 

What criteria do you consider when vetting a project or program to engage with?

We make decisions to get engaged and be involved on and off campus to impact our communities and contribute to a collaborative environment. We also work towards professional development in these efforts and choose to surround ourselves with others and opportunities that positively influence our professional growth. 

 

What unique challenges have you faced as a female in leadership? Are there disadvantages, advantages?

A unique challenge we have faced in different leadership positions has been our heightened awareness of how we are presenting ourselves and the ways in which we say things. We understand individual perceptions are so powerful and we just try to constantly create positive impressions for ourselves and the students we work with. 

What advice would you give a young lady wanting to pursue a career in the education sector? What nuggets of wisdom might you impart?

Our Nuggets of Wisdom:

  • Be in the moment
  • Take the opportunities as they come
  • Stick up for yourself
  • LISTEN :)
  • Be accountable and take responsibility 
  • Never stop learning 


We are super excited for WSUSA/SheShreds.co partnership for our winter initiatives. What is your take on it? Why did you decide to work with SheShreds.co?

We chose to get involved with SheShreds.co because we are always seeking ways to work with our community partners to further the mission of WSUSA and strengthen our community relationships. We were especially interested in this event because of the focus it places on empowering women. 



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