Steven and I have had a very fruitful experience working as student representatives for OCIS. It has not only allowed us to make a difference in the community, but has introduced us to so many new people who we perhaps wouldn’t have had a chance to meet so easily.
As my tenure as student rep runs out, we are looking for fresh blood to take over. We already have a couple of very dedicated students who have volunteered to run for the position of student-rep. We need one more student now. If you feel excited about this, write to us (Steven Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tanu Ghosh at email@example.com). The roles and responsibilities are described below.
And just in case you need to learn more about OCIS, heres the link to the division website: http://ocis.aomonline.org/
Roles and responsibilities- OCIS student representative-at-large
§ Represent student members during executive committee meetings. These include the meeting during the annual conference and other periodic telephone meetings.
§ Engage other doctoral students in OCIS and AOM activities. These include, among others, OCIS paper submissions, OCIS presentations, PDWs, and AOM social events.
§ Contribute to the OCIS website with information on student-related activities.
§ Collaborate with students local to the AOM venue to provide navigation information for AOM meeting.
§ Participate in the Student Website Committee, initiate ideas, contributions for greater student interaction on the website.
§ Other duties as required including participation in executive committee initiatives on an ad-hoc basis
§ Time commitment – 2-4+ hours per month, dependent upon level of involvement with student website
§ Best to be early-to-mid level (2nd year would be best) Grad student given the time commitment required and also given the tenure of this position.