The ever-present and essential planning board at Cabrini is run by a team of students with responsibility far above most their age. Every year, applicants who have shadowed the different sections (On-stage, EPIC, Weekend, and Special) since August are carefully chosen by the boards’ president and vice president to be part of next year’s board. This process officially begins Feb. 27.
“On CAP Board, no position is guaranteed to anyone already on the board. Every position is up for grabs,” junior political science and business administration major, Gregory Robinson said. Robinson is currently a director for EPIC on the board and is applying this year for the positions of either president or vice president.
“The application process basically comes with filling out the proper paperwork: writing a few essays of why you would want to be a part of CAP Board,” Robinson said. He explains how in his application essays, he plans to included the knowledge and experience he has gained from being on the board for the past two years, working both as a director of Weekend, and currently a director of EPIC.
“I plan to explain how, in my two years on the board, how I have worked with different people, which gives me experience to work with not only the people on the board, but also with the school. CAP Board goes beyond the 14 people on the board; it goes to our general assembly members, who are both lowerclassmen and upperclassmen, and some faculty members that we work with.”
Applications to join CAP Board can be found in the SEaL office or online, however they are due by Wed., Feb. 27 in the SEaL office by 5 p.m. closing time.
Robinson gave advice to anyone wanting to apply for CAP Board this year saying, “Really think. Is this something that you really want to do? Think about what you’re going to get out of it.” He said those who are applying should have the qualities of being open-minded, dedicated and passionate. “That’s what the board needs.”
“CAP Board is a lot of work. It’s not something that comes very easily. People see us running around wearing our CAP Board jackets and they say, ‘I want one! I want one!’ and I tell them a lot of hard work comes behind this jacket. It’s not easy,” says Robinson. “But, you know you love it at the end of the day. It’s something that you do complain about, you do get upset about, and you do worry about but at the end of the day, you know in yourself that this is what I love. I love CAP Board. This is my life.”