Makenzie Polston SBA Candidate for Vice President

My fellow colleagues,

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It is about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire others to have passion as well.

There are many reasons why I believe that I would be an outstanding asset to the Executive Council of the Student Bar Association.  Over the past few years I have been involved in many different activities and have held multiple leadership positions which have taught me many valuable leadership qualities that will help me succeed as the Vice President. I am motivated, self- driven, and conscientious. All of these things will allow for me to serve my classmates well.

During my time in law school I have been able to learn the many aspects of being a leader during my positions that I have held which include being a 1L Representative, 2L Representative, and Communications Co-Chair within the Student Bar Association as well as being a peer mentor for the Class of 2019. As a leader within these organizations, I have been able to incorporate many leadership skills including patience, perseverance, cooperation, focus, and humility. I also learned many other skills that will be valuable in this capacity.

As the Vice President, I will have many responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is to help organize Orientation for the incoming class which includes overseeing the peer mentors that will be chosen to help the incoming class. As a peer mentor, I was able to gain insight on how peer mentors are able to make a positive impact on the incoming students. I will also strive to be an effective liaison between the students and the administration.

I possess valuable leadership skills that I know will be very beneficial to USC School of Law’s Student Bar Association. I promise you that I will be a dedicated and committed leader and that I will do everything in my power to address each and every concern that you may have. I hope to have the opportunity to use my leadership skills as I serve the University of South Carolina School of Law student body as Vice-President.

I sincerely appreciate your support,

Makenzie Polston