A Vote For Reid Is A Vote For Literacy!
Reid Bernhardt: Gentleman, Scholar, Nerd Extraordinaire. After previously earning a degree in Psychology from University of Waterloo, I began my adventure to get a degree in Engineering. I have always been involved in student affairs throughout my schooling career, being elected the leader of 3 high school clubs, including starting my own, being elected the VP of Finances of the UW Psychology Society for 2 years in a row, and being elected class representative for the MSE class of 2015 for the Conestoga Engineering for 2 years running.
Executive roles and course work are both very time consuming. How do you plan on managing your time?
After 4 years of Psychology, and 2 years of Engineering I have both learned through academics and developed with experience good time management skills, which is demonstrated by the fact that I have not failed a single class, midterm or final exam in my time at Conestoga, which I intend to keep up.
What goals and initiatives do you have for CES?
I would like to get our school involved in more outside activities with other schools, including DUSTED events, and Engineering Pub Crawls. I would also like to continue to have guest speaker presentations for our students.
Explain how you are qualified for the position?
I have a good deal of leadership experience, throughout my schooling career as described previously. In high school I was elected the Technical Director of the Audio Visual club, required to organize and run the technical aspects of numerous stage productions and school events. I was also elected the Program Director of the Radio club, where I was responsible for producing the morning announcements, DJing school dances and events, and producing radio shows to be played during lunch hours in the cafeteria. Additionally I started the school’s Dungeons & Dragons club, an after school club where students could gather and play Dungeons and Dragons together.
Once at Waterloo I became involved in the Psychology Society, attending meetings and organizing events. I was elected as the VP of Finances for my final 2 years, where I was responsible for keeping the finances of the society, attending meetings, and running events for the society. In my final year I also became an Arts Orientation Leader, where I guided a group of incoming first year students around during orientation week with a team of other leaders.
Here at Conestoga, I was elected class representative of the MSE class of 2015 in both 1st and 2nd years. Throughout my time, I have also attended several conferences including FYIC, PEOSC, OEC, and the CSI Leadership Conference. I also on the CN tower Rube Goldberg Machine team, going to the CN tower to assemble the machine and attend the lighting ceremony for NEM 2012. Last year I volunteered for Math and Science day at Canada’s Wonderland to assist with the Roller Coaster building Competition.
This is a volunteer position with a lot of responsibilities and it is important that you are motivated. Explain why you are interested in this position?
I have always been interested in Student Affairs, and getting involved in school activities. I always try to strive to make my school a better and more enjoyable place for everyone. Being elected VP External for CES would allow me to connect with other engineering schools and their societies.
Have you read the constitution?
Yes, I have read the constitution and participated during meetings amending the constitution.
Have you been attending meetings?
Yes, as the class representative I have attended almost all meetings while on campus.
How do you think you can help CES achieve its mission statement?
If I am elected VPE for CES, I will represent our school and our society to other school societies as well as the professional organizations we associate with.