I. CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDACY GENERAL INFORMATION Name of Candidate
Samantha Grace I. Cruz
Year & Course
3 BSM AMF q q q q q
ü President q Executive Vice President q Secretary-‐General q Chief Finance Officer
Position Aspired for *Put a check (ü )
Department (for Department Head candidates)
Are you running under a party? If yes, please write the party’s name.
Department Head Deputy for Documentations Deputy for Marketing Deputy for Promotions Deputy for Special Projects
ESSAY. Explain in 100 words or less why you want to run for the position and your vision for AMS. The AMS that I envision is that which uses math as a tool to serve the greater community in more concrete and meaningful ways. I envision its members to be math enthusiasts who are really immersed in a culture of mathematical excellence, and I want AMS to play a part in forming them into that. I want to be the AMS president because I want to pursue this vision. As an active member and officer through and through, I believe I have been immersed in AMS enough for me to be familiar with its needs and recognize its great potential.
PLEDGE I, Samantha Grace Ignacio Cruz, have read the AMS Electoral Code and attest to the facts contained in this Certificate of Candidacy and in all other documents required by the Electoral Board of the Ateneo Mathematics Society (AMS). By signing this pledge, I certify that I have had consultation with the incumbent officer and I thereby give permission to evaluate the facts contained in all the documents I have submitted to the AMS Electoral Board. I swear to uphold the rules stipulated in the AMS Electoral Code and by the AMS Electoral Board with full awareness that the violation of the said rules would result to possible sanctions as stipulated in the AMS Electoral Code. It is my sincere intention to promote a free, honest, and clean election.
Samantha Grace I. Cruz January 10, 2014 Signature Over Printed Name Date
RESUME Use Ateneo Placement Office’s (APO) One (1) Page Format. Please refer to Resume Writing folder of the Election Kit, and the sample below.
Samantha Grace I. Cruz 0905-316-9218 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ateneo de Manila University BS Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance (April 2015)
Ateneo Alumni Scholars Association Student Assistant (April-December 2012) • In-charge of contacting alumni scholars and sponsors to the organization
Ateneo Mathematics Society (AMS) Core Member (2011-2013), Project Head (2012-2013), Secretary-General (April 2013-Present) • As the Secretary-General, recorded the minutes of meetings and seminars, implemented communication and information dissemination systems, managed internal systems and processes, among other duties of an Executive Committee officer • As LTS 2013 Facilitator, processed and facilitated group discussions and activities • As Math Conference project head, managed program planning and promotions for the three-day seminar with an audience of 300 • As Camp Math 19 Secretariat Core Member, prepared letters, documentation, and certificates, created promotional materials, and implemented registration systems • As Math 101 Logistics Core Member, in-charge of venue reservation and food distribution • As Mathsaya IX DPool Core Member, created promotional materials and prepared documentation • As The Clash Secretariat Core Member, prepared AVPs and letters for the battle between students and professors Ateneo Heights Production Staff Member (July 2013-Present) • As First Regular Folio Launch Food and Decors Head, ordered and prepared food and decorations • As Art Creative Talk Co-Head, addressed all logistical needs and concerns of the core team Lights for Hope Facilitator (November 2013) • Facilitated a group of 20 kids from an INTACT area during a whole-day event of games and activities
Ateneo Student Leaders Assembly (October 2013) Philippine Junior Finance and Investment Summit Limitless, Ateneo Mathematics Society Leadership Training Seminar (2011)
SKILLS & INTERESTS
I am fluent in both Filipino and English. As a math major, I approach issues and matters at hand logically and creatively. As a journalist, my writing style is structured and straightforward— which also reflects my work ethics. I am skilled in using Adobe Photoshop and other Microsoft Office tools. My open-minded nature enables me to deal well and relate with different types of people. I believe that among the skills that I have to offer, always the most valuable is my will to work hard, which has never failed to bring me closer to achieving my goals.
III. PLATFORM You are not allowed to have more than three (3) Main Points. USE PROPER FORMAT. Strictly ONE (1) LINE ONLY for each Main Point and NO MORE THAN SEVEN (7) LINES for the Details. Use only Cambria, 10 Font. Note: A sentence does not automatically correspond to one line.
MAIN POINT 1: Reinforce vision and core competencies in all projects and activities Mathematical instruction and mathematical excellence are the core competencies of AMS—it is what defines the organization. I want AMS to stay true to its identity and make its members and other people aware of this identity through incorporating more math in its projects and activities, specifically those of the Academics and Math Applications departments. I want to make the identity of AMS visible because it serves as the foundation of everything we do and why we do them. I also want to extend the reach of projects to the greater community by improving projects like Mathsaya so that AMS can come closer to its vision of being men and women for others using math as a tool in building a culture of excellence and service. MAIN POINT 2: Improve and restructure projects and internal processes In an effort to create a more efficient working environment for project core teams, I want to restructure project core groups and reevaluate application, selection, and other processes involved in project management so as to be more specialized in catering to the specific needs of each project. In doing so, I hope to improve the processes involved in project planning and implementation so that core groups get the job done more efficiently and every core member is mobilized. Furthermore, I also want to explore innovation for programs as opposed to traditional structures, especially those of flagship projects. In re-‐ structuring these aspects of project management, I hope to improve the quality and impact of AMS projects. MAIN POINT 3: Empower members and sustain an efficient and effective ExeCom I want to foster good relationships and ensure clear communication among ExeCom members. Making sure that the officers of AMS work well together is essential for effective and efficient working behavior, the effects of which will impact on the projects and activities of the organization. As for member formation efforts, I want to immerse members with others who have the same interests by assisting and guiding the departments and project core teams, and by creating avenues for formation such as bonding activities and group consultations. Through refocusing efforts on forming members within these already-‐established structures, I hope to create stronger relationships resulting in more formed and informed members of AMS.