Membership

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Applications will open again in winter 2019!


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Organizational Structure

Davis Women in Business has three levels of membership: General Associates, Board Associates, and Directors. The Leadership Team is comprised of Directors and 5 Boards. All Directors report to the President, and Board Associates report to the chair of their board.

 

General Associate openings

Member class level (by percentage)

Our General Associate role is the most flexible opportunity for students. As a General Associate, you have the most freedom to attend events as you see beneficial for your own personal enrichment. We encourage students who are looking to explore our values, mission, and opportunities to apply for this role.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board openings and descriptions

Our boards provide a hands-on experience of working closely with a team of others and the managing director to contribute to the board's programming. Depending on the domain, responsibilities could vary from event planning to designing visual assets. 

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Career Development Board: plan and execute events geared toward career skills and professional development, including workshops, mentoring sessions, mock interviews and more

Professional Relations Board: outreach to professionals to organize info sessions and networking events, provide job and internship opportunities for members, and work cross-functionally for OWN It emailing

Marketing & Design Board: manage all aspects of organization's marketing and branding including creating designs, crafting marketing strategies, and curating content for social media and blog

Finance Board: oversees all financial operations of the organization, including budgeting, fundraising, grant applying, the DWIB bank account, membership dues, etc.

Community Relations Board: assist in coordinating membership programs relating to community development such as Big/Little, quarterly retreats, study sessions, fitness and wellness events, and others

OWN IT Board: manage all aspects of planning the annual OWN IT Summit, including securing speakers, working with corporate sponsors, advertising and publicity, event and time scheduling, and more

We will officially begin hiring for boards during our recruitment campaign; for questions, please reach out to the responsible director above.

 

Director openings

We begin hiring for director roles for the upcoming academic year in mid-winter. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore our other opportunities. Please contact daviswomeninbusiness@gmail.com for inquiries. 


FAQ

Who should join Davis Women in Business?

Highly motivated students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to Davis Women in Business. We welcome all majors, ages, and genders to our organization. 

What is the weekly time commitment?

Time  commitment varies based on your level of involvement (associate, committee associate, or director). Therefore, the approximate time commitment is 2-10 hours/week. 

When and how often are the events?

Events range on a week by week basis. General meetings, which happen on a regular basis, take place each Monday, 7:30-8:30 or 9 pm. Other events typically fall in evenings on weekdays for professional events and occasionally weekends for social events. Scheduling is decided on a quarterly basis and often explores a variety of days and times to work with a variety of personal schedules.

What is the cost of membership? 

Annual membership is $30.

How many members does Davis Women in Business accept?

In order to uphold our organizational values, we don't definitively cap membership. We encourage individuals who are interested in membership to apply and attend as they find events beneficial.

What do you look for during the Board Associates or Director Applicants interview?

For Board Associates, we're searching for individuals who are passionate and committed to personal and professional development. There are no minimum experience requirements for Board Associate roles; we encourage you to apply if you are seeking hands-on experience and also to explore your interest in any of our current domain offerings.

For Directors, we look for highly motivated students who demonstrate clear evidence of former leadership experience. This could mean anything from being an officer in another organization to class project leader to head intern. While professional experience is not required, strong candidates are those who can share their experiences and serve in mentorship roles with younger students. With our organization still in its founding year, we are looking for individuals with strong work ethics and the dedication to help build a solid foundation for DWIB to last for years to come. 

How often does Davis Women in Business recruit for new members?

We open our membership applications at the beginning of fall and winter quarter. 

How can I get involved as an alumnus of UC Davis?

We're actively searching for alumni advisors to support our organization. Please email contact@daviswomeninbusiness.com to inquire about our growing alumni advisor mentorship program. 

Who should I contact for more information?

Please email daviswomeninbusiness@gmail.com should you have any questions regarding the application process.