ASB interviews spark student involvement


Francesca D'Urzo

Juniors Isabella Mattioli and Emily Nguyen hang up posters advertising for the annual ASB interviews.

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

As the end of the third quarter approaches, Carlmont’s ASB prepares for next year by holding their annual ASB interviews, providing interested students with the opportunity to become involved in their leadership program.

Soni Kanaya, a junior and member of ASB, said, “The interviewing period is one of my favorite times of year for ASB as it allows more students to branch out and become involved in the process of creating the activities that go on at Carlmont. Along with this, the interviews help grow our ASB family and expand the variety of school activities as more people involved means more creativity.”

In order to apply for ASB, students must go through a step-by-step application process that helps assure the student is willing to commit and contribute to the leadership program.

First, students must attend an ASB information meeting in the ASB room during lunch in order to learn about the expectations and requirements needed to be a part of the leadership program.

Once they attend the meeting, students must submit an online application with their general information, as well as answering a few questions about their interest in ASB.

Emily Nguyen, a junior and member of ASB, said, “As a member of ASB, I strongly encourage students to attend the ASB information meeting even if they are not completely interested in applying as the meeting could change their perspective on the program. Then, after the meeting, students can decide if ASB is the choice for them and they can choose to fill out an application or not.”

After the applications are submitted, the two rounds of interviews begin. In the first interview round, five or more ASB members will interview the candidate about their interest in leadership and the ideas that they could contribute to the program.

A select amount of students are then chosen for the second round of interviews which further focus on the student’s activity ideas and what they can contribute to ASB if chosen.

ASB interviews are a chance to prove that you can embody the future of ASB, and to explain what you can bring to a certain commission.”

— Nate Hsich

“The interviews are the most crucial part of the ASB application process as we can meet and learn about the candidates in a more personal way, as well as to better understand and gauge their interest in being a part of the program,” Kanaya said.

Once the interviews are over, students finally receive an email stating whether or not they were selected for ASB, and if so, what commission they got accepted into.

Students can apply for any ASB commission that interests them in either the Activities or Service Council. The commissions include Assemblies, Dance, Finance, Multi-Media, Publicity, Spirit, Recognition, Reach Out, Do Something, Human Relations, Access, and Clubs and Cultures commission.

Nate Hsich, a freshman and member of ASB, said, “ASB interviews are a chance to prove that you can embody the future of ASB, and to explain what you can bring to a certain commission. Becoming an ASB commissioner is a very competitive process, and it’s inspiring to see how many people are passionate about ASB’s mission and vision.”

To get more information on the ASB interview process, attend the information meeting in the ASB room during lunch on March 5.