2016 ICSSC Officer Election StatementsDalton Kraatz
Its that time of year again! Officer elections!
We’ve got some wonderful statements from all of the candidates. Please read on and get yourself further prepared for each candidate’s platform!
Running for: President
Print (“Hello world, my name is Jonnathan Petote. I’m running to be President of the ICS Student Council (ICSSC). A little about myself, I am a transfer student from Miami, FL. I am the current Activities Coordinator for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers as well as the Vice-Chair for the ICS Student Events committee. If elected President I would like to implement a new student program for incoming freshman and transfers. In the program we would help the new ICS students get up to speed with classes and overall pointers to being new UCI students. Also we would put them into a leadership position early on. In the program these members will put together an event of their choosing and receive mentorship from current board members/upper classman. The goal of this program would be to get these students prepared for leadership roles in their future. I would also like to strengthen the ties between the ICSSC and the other ICS Organizations by implementing meetings and overall more transparency between the clubs. Lastly, I’d like to expand on the ICS banquet to further recognize undergrads, grads, professors, & ICS Student Organizations. Vote Jonnthan Petote for ICSSC President.”)
Sui Feng Xu
Running for: President, Vice President of External Affairs, Vice President of Internal Affairs
I’m a first year CS major minoring in Management who is Vice Chair of Corporate Outreach. I’m running to be your ICSSC President, VP of Internal Affairs, or VP of External Affairs. Here are ideas I plan implementing, if elected:
1.Plan one major project per quarter
Execs need a vision to realize one major project per quarter. Here is my plan:
- Fall 2016 – Med Appjam
- Winter 2017 – Startup Career Fair
- Spring 2017 – ICS Day
2.“Member of the month” award
I propose a peer nominated award, existing in Housing, to recognize a general member’s effort.
3.Open member suggestions
I will open an email system for shy members to share their idea.
- Founded and made successful a High School club: I started my High School’s Quiz Bowl club, and helped few teams qualify to nationals.
- Bailed a UCI club by organizing events: I bailed the debt of Quiz Bowl at UCI by organizing revenue-generating events.
- ICSSC Startup Career Fair, it was me: I proposed a startup career fair that happened on April 25, 2016.
Please vote and tell your friends!
Sui Feng Xu
Vice Chair of Corporate Outreach
Running for: Vice President of External Affairs, Vice President of Internal Affairs
Hello! My name is Sophie Pebworth and I am a second year Computer Science Major running for Vice President of Internal Affairs and Vice President of External Affairs. I feel very qualified for these positions because I am currently on the exec board of ICSSC as the chair of the Academic and Administrative Affairs committee. What does that mean?! It means that I have experience reaching out and staying in contact with our school’s faculty and alumni, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the administrative needs of this council. I also was a part of the Public Relations Committee for Engineering Student Council and on the cabinet for UCI’s women’s water polo team where I gained even more experience in this area. If elected, I plan to improve the organization and efficiency of the council. I also hope to increase the awareness of our school on campus through events and professional opportunities. The Donald Bren school of ICS is full of incredibly talented and driven students and I would love to be given an opportunity to serve on your student council so that we can showcase your amazing work!
Running for: Project Management Chair, Vice President, Internal Affairs
Hello everyone! My name is Nicky Huynh and I am running for Vice-President of Internal Affairs. I’m a current second-year transfer student and a Computer Science major. I am also currently in ICS Student Council as a member of Student Events. There are a couple of things I would like to push for if I were to be elected, the main one being expansion of the council. I would like to see better retainment of the members we have and an overall expansion in the number of members we have attending meetings. Being in charge of internal affairs, I would also like to build on the relationships ICSSC has with the other ICS organizations. We would achieve this by having a Battle of the ICS Student Organizations. Friendly competitions of Super Smash Bros! League! You name it! Even helping our school by having the organizations have blood drives. Attending and hosting these events would give the organizations points and at the end of the year at our ICS Banquet we would announce the ICS Student Organization of the Year! I would like to strengthen the bonds between the board, the members, & the organizations! Pick Nick for VP!
Running for: Project Management Chair, Vice President of Internal Affairs
Running for: Vice President of External Affairs
My name is Maxime Zaccarin, I am a third-year computer science student, and I’m running for Vice President of External Affairs. As current Vice-Chair of Corporate Outreach for the ICS Student Council, and Director of Corporate Outreach for HackUCI, I believe I have the resources and skills to better connect the students, faculty, and organizations in computer science. I want our ICS clubs to be better unified, such that we can work together to host bigger, more frequent events. Having been in a leadership position for two separate clubs, I have seen how successful inter-club collaboration can be. To achieve this goal, I will facilitate communication between the leadership from all the ICS clubs. I would not only improve infrastructure, but also use my networking and communication skills to improve the ICS School’s relationship with companies, as our location in Orange County provides many opportunities to connect with tech companies. My experience in corporate outreach will allow UCI to be more corporately connected than ever. Overall, as Vice President of External Affairs, I will aim to better connect our school wherever possible, so that students may benefit from these relationships, and we can grow as a school and community!
Running for: Secretary
Hello my fellow ICS students of University of California, Irvine. My name is Elise Dang, and I’m currently a second year Computer Science major. A little bit about me is that I love spending time with family and friends, listening to music (alternative rock/indie rock, Taylor Swift), meeting new people, eating new foods, going to new places, writing, drawing, coding, and watching movies. I am running for secretary of ICS Student Council (ICSSC). No one is running against me, so I think I win by default. I’m currently in charge of the Instagram and Snapchat account of ICSSC (please follow us at ICSSC.UCI), and I help run the Facebook account too (feel free to like our page). If I were to become secretary, I would still love to help out with social media and marketing, but I’d also document meetings through notes and photos. I have experience with taking notes because I used to be a club secretary in high school, and I take notes during lecture. My vision is for the ICS student body to become more connected. Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you all at our events next year. ***Instagram & Snapchat: @ICSSC.UCI***
Running for: Treasurer
Hello, my name is Ryan Bald, and I’m re-running for the treasurer position at ICSSC. If re-elected, I will make sure that our club spends our money efficiently.
Running for: Corporate Outreach Chair, Treasurer, Secretary
Running for: Project Management Chair
My name is Karan and I’m a Sophomore CS major from Hong Kong, I’m currently the Corporate Outreach Chair for the Student Council, but I’m interested in being the next Projects Chair, and think I’d make a good one!
I have lots of relevant experience, I’ve been programming for 12 years now, started 2 tech companies, sold one and working on my second. I’ve had a lot of great jobs too, including leading software projects for big corporations like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and plenty of others where I’ve been part of, lead and managed developer teams.
My vision for projects would be to first focus on teaching using workshops lead by students and industry professionals we have relationships with. Students can pick and choose what they want to work on in small similarly skilled teams, this format builds comradery, maximizes fun and helps drive students to learn/build something amazing in a short period of time. Finally, I’d like to offer students the possibility of turning their hard-work into fundable businesses using my/the school’s connections with investors and business competitions. In short, I want to make projects relevant to students’ careers. Vote for me, Karan, for Projects Chair!
Running for: Student Events Chair