The University Book Store has been an integral part of UW and its students, faculty, and staff for 120 years. Because of multiple graduating trustees this year, ASUW is actively looking for undergraduates to apply to be a trustee on the board. The U Book Store is going through some of the most dramatic change in its history, and student trustees will play a vital role in the future of the book store. No experience is necessary, and students will learn about many facets of the book store’s business and development plans, including:
- Community outreach and engagement
- Revitalization of the U District
- Real estate development
- Public finance and non-profit partnerships
- Campus partnerships across all academic and administrative units
- Marketing and communications
- Urban planning, transit, and campus+community needs
Student trustees should be able to serve a minimum of two years, and ideally three, to be able to understand the complexities of the roles and build trustee knowledge. Rising sophomores and juniors may apply, and putting this on your resume, LinkedIn page, and CV will be a highlight no matter what your plans are after graduation.
The board meets September through June once a month in the evenings. The application can be found here: http://volunteer.asuw.org/ and directly linked here: Bookstore Board of Trustees Member. You can also email your completed applicatio to Brianna Asman at firstname.lastname@example.org.