Volunteering for my first university committee

This is going to have to be a super quick write up, because I’m leaving for a holiday at 5 AM tomorrow morning, and should be asleep already. Yesterday was quite busy, as I was part of hosting a school event that we have been planning for a long time. Last semester our class representative asked if anyone would like to join a committee who was in charge of hosting a Pecha Kucha-type event. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, it’s basically short, fun, educational presentations, where each slide is limited to twenty seconds, and the entire presentation can only be a total of about 6 minutes. We had six guest speakers, some from the faculty, some fellows of the university, and they talked about everything from bacteria, to sheep, to life as an exotic vet, and the connections between human and veterinary medicine.

Volunteering for this committee has been one of this and last semester’s most valuable experiences. I’ve learned so much about how events are planned and held at our university, and the work it takes to host a successful event. Judging by the turnout and response from yesterday, this will most likely become a biannual event.

I’m going to have to end the blogpost here, because I have to go to bed, but I’m including some pictures from yesterday, taken by the lovely Annika Phillips, who did an amazing job filming everything, and working as a part of the event committee.

One more quick note before I go, the Sunday post will go up on Monday instead, so be on the lookout for an entry on some essential stationary that I’ve been loving lately, and until then, head over to the @vettobe Instagram for more regular updates.