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Subcommittee Application Tips

As a naïve first year student, I stepped onto UNSW not knowing what a society subcommittee was. However, thanks to the great Capital W team at O-Week, I was introduced to a society that I immediately envisioned myself becoming a part of.

The subcommittee application process for Capital W was extremely professional and one that I believe has prepared me for when I begin internship and graduate applications. The process to join the subcommittee began with a written application where prospective applicants were required to detail why they wanted to join the subcommittee and the submission of a CV. From this point, I was invited to an interview with two of the Capital W executive team members. The interview was a great challenge for me as I had not previously been exposed to a formal interview environment. I left the interview with a great learning experience, and I would highly recommend applying for a subcommittee to gain experience in the application process.

Receiving an email to say I had a position in the subcommittee came as a great and unexpected surprise. Getting to work with the Capital W team is something I am truly excited about and I am looking forward to working with the rest of the IT portfolio to develop this blog.

My top 3 tips for subcommittee applications are:

  1. Do as much research about the society you are applying for that you can. Having a wide knowledge about the events they have run in the past and any sponsors they may have demonstrates you are interested in the society.
  2. Be prepared to suggest new ideas you might have for the society. They will appreciate your innovation and interest in contributing to the society.
  3. Be yourself in your interview and written application. Your interviewers are just people who read your application to learn more about you and see how you could fit into the organisation.
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