2014 Convocation Speaker Application

The 2014 School of Management convocation address will be given on Friday, May 16th by a selected undergraduate student and an outside speaker.  The selected undergraduate student speaker will have 10 minutes to address the graduating class on a topic proposed & selected by a panel (see below for topic).

Below is a list of the criteria for proposal and the speaker selection

ـ     Students must be graduating in spring 2014 (May & August graduates qualify)

ـ     Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

ـ     Nominations can be through self, faculty, or student nominations with the consent of the nominee

ـ     Nominations must be submitted in writing to Meggan Ford (mford11@gmu.edu) by Wednesday, March 19th by 5pm

ـ     Nominations must include

  • Speaker resume (substantial involvement in extracurricular/volunteer activities is a plus)
  • The speaker’s recommended (choose one) topic for the Spring 2014 address around the theme of the following:
    • What being a Mason student means to me from this day forward…..
    • How your SOM degree will enhance your experience as an active citizen in a global society

The top three candidates must present a short (5min) oral presentation on why they should be chosen to address the graduating class.  Note: This is not a complete version of your proposed address, but rather a persuasive talk on why the committee should select you to address the class and why your proposed topic will interest the graduating class.

ـ     Presentations will be made to the selection panel at the beginning of April, time and location details to follow.

ـ     The panel will be comprised of School of Management student leaders, faculty and staff.

ـ     The student selected will work with a speech coach to prepare remarks and complete a full rehearsal prior to the May 16th, 2014 convocation.

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Meggan serves as Assistant Director of Academic Services in the School of Management.

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