Frequently Asked Questions
2023/24 ExCo Recruitment
The application process for SFYC typically consists of two stages:
Informal Virtual Meeting with Current EXCO Members: This initial step involves a virtual meeting with current EXCO members. The purpose of this meeting is to facilitate mutual understanding: you get to know more about SFYC, and the current members get to know you better. During this session, you may also receive advice on the actual interview process, including what SFYC is looking for in candidates.
Physical Interview with SFA Fulltimers and Other Partners: The second stage is a physical interview conducted with SFA full-time staff and other partners. This interview likely serves as a more formal evaluation of your suitability for the role and may delve deeper into your qualifications and commitment.
What happens if we don't get selected for ExCo?
If you are not selected for the ExCo, you will still have the opportunity to participate as a committee member, working collaboratively with the ExCoteam.
Responsibilities and Commitments
Benefits and Challenges of joining SFYC
What are the key benefits of joining SFYC?
Networking Opportunities: SFYC provides numerous networking opportunities. You'll have the chance to collaborate with industry professionals, engage with speakers and exhibitors from companies, and build relationships. These connections can potentially lead to internships or other career opportunities.
Development of Soft Skills: Being part of SFYC allows you to acquire essential soft skills that may not be readily attainable in a classroom setting. These skills include stakeholder management, effective communication, time management, and people management, all of which are highly valuable in professional settings.
How can joining the team help me build up my portfolio?
Portfolio Enhancement: Joining SFYC can significantly bolster your portfolio in multiple ways:
Building a Strong Network: Your expanded network can prove invaluable in your future career.
Demonstrating Leadership: Holding an external leadership position showcases your ability to balance academic and extracurricular responsibilities, demonstrating your well-roundedness to potential employers.
What’s the hardest thing/challenges you faced as an ExCo member?
As ExCo member, one of the most significant challenges most faced was time management. Balancing responsibilities between academic commitments and the role in SFYC required careful planning and organization. The key challenge lay in finding a way to excel in both areas without giving precedence to one over the other. Achieving this balance demanded effective time management skills, dedication, and a commitment to fulfilling my duties in both academic and extracurricular roles.