Each year NYMHCA seeks a new student representative to sit on the Board of Directors. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a student to take on a leadership position for their professional organization. The student is appointed by the NYMHCA president to a full voting position on the board. This means that the student's vote has equal weight with other board members.
The term of office for the student representative is one year. The term begins July 1st and ends on June 30th the following year. The requirements and responsibilities are as follows:
~ The applicant needs to be a NYMHCA member in good standing.
~ The applicant must have at least one more year of graduate education after July of the current
~ The applicant must be willing to play an active role in moving NYMHCA and the profession
forward by organizing the Student Meeting at the NYMHCA Convention or making a
presentation to counselor educators during the Counselor Educator Meeting.
~ The applicant must be prepared to write brief articles about student concerns for
each NYMHCA Quarterly (4 times a year), and the Counselor Educator Newsletter (twice a
~ The applicant must be available for 4 board meetings a year. Three of the quarterly board meetings are
on Saturday mornings as conference calls. One will be in Albany for an April meeting during either
the NYMHCA Convention or Counselor Educator Meeting (they alternate annually). The student
representative does not have to pay for registrations for either event.
Form submissions should be submitted no later than May 30th. The chosen student will be notified no later than June 15th. Questions may be addressed to NYMHCA@ optonline.net.
Student Representative to the NYMHCA Board of Directors
Month/year of Graduation:
Please describe in about 200 words why you are applying and what previous experience prepares you for this position:
Please tell us in about 100 words about you and your goals as a future professional:
Are you currently a NYMHCA member?
~ If no, do you want membership material sent to you?
~ NYMHCA member number: