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1. Try to remember when you were a new student coming to college. How were you feeling at the time about joining a student organization and why? 1- 2 sentences Ex. excited, nervous, indifferent, etc
2. How many student organizations did you sign up during your first quarter at your college?
Why did you sign up for the organizations? 1-2 sentences.
3. How did you learn about the different student organizations available in your college? Ex. club fair, facebook, friends, flyers, etc
4. Were there any complications in your process of getting to know the avaliable student organizations? What did you like and/or not like about the process? 1-2 sentences.
6. Tell me about how you became part of (or created) a student organization. What aspects of the organization interested you and why? 2-3 sentences.
7. When first coming to college, how open were you to learning about different organizations at your college?
8. When first coming to college, how likely were you to search for student organizations?
9. When first coming to college, how likely were you to start your own student organization?
10. If applicable, what are some reasons that you might want to start a student organization?
11. What would you like to see in a mobile APP for showcasing student organizations?
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1/26/2019 13:11:57
I was afraid to step out of my comfort zone. I wanted to get into the major so I focused more on my study. I was quite nervous when I first applied to some organization during my second year.
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To practice leadership skills and other soft skills. To network with more people and do something benefiting the community.
Club fair, WeChat, friends, booth, flyers
The club fair was too crowded, so it was hard to find a club I like. It would be better if we can have an app that contains all clubs' name, location, and some brief descriptions.
Everyone in the club can sign up to be a committee leader so that I can practice my leadership skills. People take initiatives and host events benefiting all college students, such as the Peer Advising Program and Biz-Tech Forum.
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Contact information, r ecruitment time, event gallery. Student organizations can put some tags to reflect their key concepts and themes. It's also important to tell freshemen the benefits of joining in some clubs.
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1/26/2019 15:09:36
I wanted to sign up for a couple but I was too shy and nervous that I just gave up
None
I didn’t sign up for any because I was too nervous and scared of judgment.
Dawg daze, early fall start, and flyers
There weren’t any complications. It was easy to get informations about the student organizations.
I used to be in habitat for humanity in Vegas and once I saw that there was a habitat for humanity club at UW, I wanted to join it. A couple of aspects of the organization that I was interested in was their goal and what they do. They build houses and donate furniture for the less unfortunate people.
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Want to practice leadership
I’d want it to be easily navigated, clear and organized. There shouldn’t be any missing information and it should be easy to contact the members for any inquiries.
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1/26/2019 12:44:22
indifferent. Getting into the major is the first priority
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School-hold RSO fair. WeChat official accounts.
Have nothing to say
Prove that I can do some stuff
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Depends on the scale and details
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1/26/2019 13:27:57
I was both excited and nervous because on one hand I will be meeting a lot of new friends. On the other hand, it was my first time joining an organization. The new experience made me nervous.
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I played Boardgame with one of the club member. He introduced me to the club.
Mostly through friends, booth and wechat.
There weren’t really any complication
I was in Speaker Boardgame Club. We were officers who hold events on a weekly basis. We were also friends who hangout together a lot. I really enjoyed hosting events with my friends.
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I would like to get to know about more events from different clubs since I mainly get this information from wechat
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1/26/2019 14:35:39
At first I was indifferent to it, I didn’t join any clubs in high shool because I was not interested, but after realizing how large UW classes and the campus were, I wanted to join a club to have a sense of community.
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It was called Society of Women in Engineering. It sounded inclusive for women and those interested in engineering (both of which I was and am)
Saw them during the Red Square club tables setup in the first weeks of school.
I learned about the organization from word of mouth and what people told me about it, not much about what they did.
I signed up and attended some of their meetings. They were held very late in the day and as a commuter I would have to leave early to catch the last bus home. I was interested in learning about and from women in industry who came from different engineering backgrounds. I didnt know what field I wanted to go into at the time, so I heard about many options (including the major I ended up in)
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Want to experience the journey of starting an organization, For the sake of having a community or org that is not established yet
Who they are, what events they hold, what we will actually DO in them (is it all panel discussions??) and how to be ACTIVE
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1/26/2019 14:49:52
I was excited to meet new friends and make connections at school
1They sounded like fun
RSO Fair, Facebook events, Dawg Days events, word of mouth
A lot of them were not interesting to me or were very career oriented
I was never really involved in student organizations. I found the amount of them overwhelming and it was hard to find one I enjoyed.
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1/26/2019 12:17:32
I was very excited to join a student organization because I wanted to meet more new friends.
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I usually joined the first organization meeting to understand the culture, goal, benefits, and opportunities of an organization.
Most of the student organizations were very professional so there were no complications in the process to know the organization. However, many organizations only posted news or events on FaceBook so it was less convenient for international student like me to get the latest news.
First, I submitted a survey. Second, I did an interview with recruiters. Third, I became an intern in the club and needed to finish an intern project before officially became the member. The organizations that I want to join should provide opportunities for members to improve their abilities and should have a clear goal of what values they want to share with both members and other students in university.
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To share my resource with others, to challenge myself, to have memorable memories in university.
club description, past events, future events, goal, comments from students who joined the organization or participated in organization's events before.
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1/26/2019 12:50:39
Excited to meet new people
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Because I went to their events and like the people in the organization
Friends and newsletters
Not really...
I became part of the technology and business association. I really enjoyed working with people who share the same interests with me and became really good friends with them. It was a great way to get connected with other students when I first entered college.
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Their past events, core values, number of members
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1/26/2019 13:01:56Nervous and excited2
They appealed to my interests and I wanted to try something new.
Facebook and club fair
Yes it was hard to get information since all groups use Facebook and on the RSO website a lot are inactive. So it could be hard to find meeting times
I joined it and made some good friends there.
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1/26/2019 13:13:17
Very excited to join an organization because at that time, I was eager to meet new people and be friend with them.
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Because I want to meet new people and be friend with them.
Facebook, WeChat
Not really. There are tons of resource that you can utalize.
I joined one of the events that held by the organization. I felt the people are nice and want to be part of them.
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Want to create your own club culture, Want to experience the journey of starting an organization
Previous events they have held and also the incoming events.
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1/26/2019 14:20:13
Pretty excited and willing to learn and network with others
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To explore the fields that I might be interested in, engineering, tech or business
Club fair, friends
They might be unclear about what they are doing specifically especially for new clubs
I just wanted to join or create a club that aligns with my interests and serves a unique purpose to prepare professions
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Could't find an organization with similar interests, Want to practice leadership, Want to create your own club culture, Want to experience the journey of starting an organization
Mission statements of all RSOs
Leadership team
Mechanisms of Leadership Election
Comments and activities
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1/26/2019 14:31:21
Pretty nervous cause I don't know anyone. There are also too much variety of organization, it's hard to get to know all the detail and decide which one to sign up for.
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It's a student organization that my older sister was in so I feel more comfortable signing up. Another one is sometimes I was interested in doing.
Club fair at red square in the beginning of the school year.
All the connection are through emails, internet and social media without frequent in person activities. It's harder to make friends in a bigger organization.
Smaller size organization is more enjoyable cause it's easy to get in touch with everyone and focus on what we need to do.
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Who is leading the group, other members, major events
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1/26/2019 15:10:57
I was nervous and I wasn’t confident about my abilities in the organizations I want to join. I felt this way because I just moved to Seattle and didn’t have any friends who can do things with me.
I signed up for 2 organizations.
I want to make more friends and acquire leadership skills.
I learned about it from other friends or emails from advisor.
It’s easy to find what organizations are out there but I wish there could be a place that shows all the meeting location and time and application deadline.
I went to the habitat and humanity meeting with my friend and we started doing volunteering work together. It was interesting because we get to help other people and learn about different skills on how to use different tools. At the same time, I can build my relationship with my friends.
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Want to practice leadership
Type of organization, events, meeting time and location, how to apply.
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1/26/2019 12:12:24
It’s a good opportunity. I’m excited.
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Websites, Flyers, friends, emails
Not really
Interview. The enthusiasm about life and study interested me.
543Events, news.
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1/26/2019 13:07:06
Excited, but I also wasn't sure how much time I would commit to it because student organizations tend to be less organized
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I signed up for Alder Hall Council, Peer Review Board, and The Daily
Friends mostly, but I also saw flyers in my dorm
A lot of student organizations aren't active all the time, so it was hard to tell what was actually running and how regularly they actually met
The Daily is my favorite student organization! I like that there was a structure for onboarding and getting involved (you have to take a Daily 101 class and get hired the next quarter as a paid writer), and I thought it was a valuable way to give back to the UW community.
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Sure! I do think the HUB has a directory of RSOs but it's a little dated, so it would be nice to use that one was updated regularly
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1/26/2019 12:09:28
Excited, wanna try new stuff
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Most of them are casual. A few require time commitment.
It’s pretty reachable. They’ll appear on red square or Facebook.
I enjoy organizations that has a diverse student body.
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Events, time, locations, who’s coming
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1/26/2019 13:57:36
Excited bc it seemed dope
7Self search
Sometimes organisations seemed cliquey
Mission553Enter to win $50,000
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1/26/2019 21:50:28excited!
a couple, but only one worked out
wanted to meet new people, wanted to pursue the things I was interested in, wanted to take advantages of the opportunities at the university
mostly the club fair and friends
I wanted to join salsa for two quarters before I finally figured out to find them on Facebook
I went to salsa and was welcomed by a really supportive community, there a regular meetings that make it really easy to attend, I was learning and having fun
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Could't find an organization with similar interests, Want to practice leadership, Want to create your own club culture
I wish I could see all the events happening on campus (I care more about the event than the organization in general) and use that to plan my time, and also to plan events that my own club will run.
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