I am ready and prepared to be a Representative of the will of AUBG students before AUBG’s Board of Trustees. I believe I understand the responsibilities of the position. I have the experience and determination to do well at it and represent AUBG students in the best manner possible throughout the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
I have been part of the process of decision-making at the university level for 2 years now as a member of the SG for 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 Academic Years. I have been part of student clubs and followed closely the developments and procedures in university committees and the Board of Trustees alike. I have been part of student representation all the way since junior high. Furthermore, I have represented all young people from Bulgaria in the United Nations as a Youth Delegate for 2009-2010. As a major in Political Science I understand the process of decision-making and as an active citizen in many organizations I know how to influence it
My ideas for improvement of the work of the Student Representative to the board include improved representation of opinions through policy-making meetings and not merely Facebook groups. I will further improve the transparency of the Board Meetings themselves via daily reports and feedback on decisions. Students will finally know which member of the board supports them and which one does not. I further intend to defend the students before the administration and not the opposite (as it usually happens with reps). I will maintain a spirit communication, transparency and cooperation throughout my work.
In summation, I am glad to be applying and will do my best to represent AUBG students if elected. I will put all my knowledge, skills and passion to defend the interests of my constituents and colleagues. I believe I can improve the system on campus greatly.
AUBG taught me to create my own world of perfection; the world where I can pursue my dreams, happiness and success, but also help others to do the same. As the representative to Board of Trustees I will try to bring the voice of every student to the point of decision making, all in aim of making AUBG a place of academic success, personal development and memorable moments.
Academic excellence, international experience and social development have been my guide points when I came to AUBG. After three years, I still cherish and strive for the same values.
I am pursuing majors in Political Science and Business Administration and minor in Economics. At this moment, I am working as a contributor for Fair Observer, a research assistant in department of Business Administration and a tutor in Political Science. I believe that my rich experience on campus and outside of it can guarantee my professional behavior and hard work in the name of students who give me their vote.
I have been an active member of AUBG community. As a member of Better Community Club, I supported and participated in great number of events, from Green Week to the Concert for the kids without parental care. I am the standing president and one of the co-founders of Political Science club, where I initiated the first issue of PoliSci Bulletin. In addition to this I have been chairing General Assembly at Blagoevgrad Model UN. As a Peer Counselor I organized peer counseling events and moderated various panel discussions on campus-related issues. As a finance officer of Business Club, I brought number of companies and successful businessmen to AUBG to help AUBGers get the grasp of real world. All these extracurricular activities taught me to listen, understand and act. And these are, I believe, essential qualities of student representatives.
In my course of studies I have been discussing issues at AUBG with the President, Dean of Students, Department Chairs and professors. There was no moment when I had an idea for improvement of AUBG student life and academics and held it for myself. I was always pushing for advancement. My criticisms were never meant to harm AUBG, but to stress points where we can make improvements with marginal effort.
Three years ago I have received an award for volunteer work and contribution to society from the Presidential Cabinet of Barak Obama. At the same time Rotary club honored me for the outstanding academics and citizenship. Today I hope that I will get an opportunity to strive for improvement and ideas on which AUBG grew up.