Applications for Student Leadership positions at California Baptist University opened Dec. 4 and will close Jan. 23 at 4 p.m.
CBU offers many leadership opportunities on campus such as: resident adviser intern, Community Life intern and First Year Experience intern among many more.
Being in the spotlight as a leader can appear intimidating to students, but it can also be a life-changing experience that can impact the lives of the CBU student body.
Ryan Beck, junior aviation science major, said he wanted to become a student leader after his resident adviser challenged him to apply.
“My experience has been great this past year and I want to continue serving in the next, which is why I have submitted my application to be an RA again,” Beck said. “Being a student leader has impacted my life very positively. I have had the opportunity to serve the residents in my living area.”
There are many reasons to become a student leader on a Christian campus. Among these are sharing the Gospel and getting to know people from different places.
Mikaela Edwards, senior communication sciences and disorders major, said she decided to apply for student leadership because it is a fantastic opportunity to invest in others and create community.
“I am excited to challenge others to live as God has called them to live and to pursue growth in my own life for his glory,” Edwards said.
Student leadership also gives students the opportunity to potentially build lifelong friendships.
“I have been able to establish relationships with my residents beyond just being their RA. I have found close friends in my staff and they have all helped me grow and mature in my own life and faith,” Beck said.
Tyler Garrison, the program coordinator for Student Leadership, said they are looking for students who want to be a positive role model for the rest of the student population.
“We hold student leaders to a higher standard, because other leaders also look to them as leaders even though they are peers,” Garrison said. “Although they are still students, they represent leadership on campus and are role models and representatives for their department. The most important thing is for students to conduct themselves in a way that’s positive and honorable to CBU and their department.”
Students looking to apply can log in to InsideCBU and click the Life@CBU tab. From there follow the student leadership portal located on the Life@CBU main page. All traditional undergraduate students can apply.