Join the board! Student Representative to the Board applications are being accepted

Student Representative to the Board Nominations                  March 14, 2018

Students is that time again for the 2018-2019 SRB nominations! This is a great opportunity for students to meet new professionals and work with an organization that advances the profession of Interior Design. It is also a great opportunity to enhance your resume!

Nominations should include students that possess the following attributes:

• Show a true interest in the organization and have leadership potential.

• Must be a member of the school chapter and entering the school year as an upperclassman.

• Must be a responsible, conscientious student with good organizational and communication skills.

Note: Student chapter presidents, faculty advisors, or chapter board members cannot be nominated for this position. Students that qualify may also independently submit their application to the Board of Directors for consideration. Student members may not serve simultaneously in more than one elected position. Deadline for chapter board to appoint SRB is April 2018 and will begin service on October 1, 2018. Please view SRB Job Description for additional information.

Candidates must submit the following:

1.   Letter clearly stating their potential, contributions, and responsibilities concerning their participation in being the school membership at large liaison to the Board.
2.   Detailed resume
3.   Letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor, employer, or instructor.
4.   ASID Application (sign and scan before emailing)
5.   ASID Questionnaire

Please submit your nominations to me via email as soon as possible, and no later than March 27, 2018. I look forward to hearing from you and passing down the position to the incoming SRB. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.

Aija Rozentals 
Student Board Representative (2017 - 2018)
ASID Illinois  

Student Rep Testimonial 

My time spent as a Student Representative to the Board for ASID Illinois has greatly progressed and helped my professional career in the interior design industry. There are so many benefits to being a student representative. Specifically, the support system obtained through networking and meeting other professional members on the board is inspiring. I was given a platform to introduce new, engaging ideas for students in Illinois to ensure more involvement through our local chapter. In doing so, I worked closely with professional interior designers and industry partners and developed lasting professional relationships. If I was not given this amazing opportunity of becoming an SRB, I would not have had the chance to attend the Chapter Leadership Experience hosted by ASID Headquarters. There I met inspirational professional designers and students from all over the country. I learned new ideas and ways of thinking and have incorporated them into my professional career to this day.

Today, I am sitting on the board as the Professional Development Director with a full time job at a well-known interior design firm in Chicago, Gary Lee Partners, all thanks to my connections and knowledge of professionals in our industry. I cannot express the countless reasons to become a Student Representative to the Board –
It’s definitely a role students should reach for. 

Meahgan Pearson (Wallace), Allied ASID, Associate NEWH
ASID Illinois Professional Development Director