College Council Highlight: Associated Business Student Council

The Associated Business Student Council (ABSC) is the most prominent college council on campus. Their model of representation and involvement in student organizations is unparalleled here at San Diego State University (SDSU). The council works hard to provide the organizations that make it up with the resources (both financial and intellectual) to actively engage and impact the campus. ABSC is one of the seven college councils that are at SDSU. The council serves as a liaison to Associated Students (A.S.) for 17 different organizations. This council’s expertise and know-how is lead by its president, Brittany Griffer, and the rest of her executive team.

The next upcoming initiative that the council has planned is their Car Smashing Drive, which is on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 10am to 3pm. Aztecs, can release some frustration on a car in front of Hepner Hall to help raise money for Dollars For Scholars, which helps underprivileged youth get scholarships for college. Students can donate $3 for 1 hit, or $5 for 3 hits. This is a great way for our Aztecs to help out the community whilst getting rid of some extra energy that they might have built up.

One of ABSC’s biggest drives is in commending business students who exemplify what it means to be a leader. Different organizations that make up the council have specific awards that they give out to students who demonstrate leadership qualities in certain areas. The list of these awards can be found here: http://www.as.sdsu.edu/absc/frbl.html. The council also has a set of awards to acknowledge not only students that are leaders on campus, but show great promise for being the leaders of tomorrow. These awards are called the Future Rising Leaders Awards. Four students will be awarded with the “Future Rising Business Leader”. One winner will be awarded with the “Future Rising Business Star”. In order to get recognized for this award you must apply. Applications are to be released on January 28th, 2013. The application focuses on five areas of significance which include; Academic Excellence, Internship Experience, Leadership Development, Community Service outside San Diego State University, and Commitment to the College of Business and San Diego State University. To find out more about these awards and the application process go to, http://www.as.sdsu.edu/absc/frbl.html.

The council has weekly meetings on Thursday at 2pm in the LipinskyHospitalityCenter in Student Services West. If you are looking to find out more about the Associated Business Student Council or to inquire about upcoming events please do not hesitate to visit their website at, http://www.as.sdsu.edu/absc/index.html.

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