You cannot go through business school without working on a group project.
They can be good experiences, but they can also be experiences from hell. I worked on a project in COMM224, and it was the latter. One group member showed up to one meeting and then freaked out that we didn’t give her credit. Then someone plagiarized their entire part from Wikipedia, which was not discovered until it was the day to print the project.Morgan Todd and I spent the last couple of hours before we had to hand in our assignment in the library. Between the two of us we were able to finish the missing group member’s portion and rewrite the plagiarized portion. This was a great example of working hard under pressure and getting things done. This is something that is needed in an elected position.
That being said, I still encourage every student to go out and inform themselves on the two teams this year. If you don’t have much time, like most business students, spend 15 minutes checking out each team’s YouTube videos.
Your Concordia has a great video explaining the CSU to give you some context for the election. Take another few minutes to read candidate bios on elections.csu.qc.ca or review their websites (www.yourconcordia.ca and www.voteforaction.ca) and you will be relatively informed.
This all being said, I am in full support of Your Concordia and Morgan running for a seat as a JMSB councillor.
He has demonstrated a good work ethic and problem solving skills that every organization needs. See you at the polls.
This article originally appeared in The Link Volume 31, Issue 28, published March 29, 2011.
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