Jill Vanderhoof

Student Council helps Jill feel connected at Iowa State

Jill first got involved in Human Sciences Student Council when she got elected to represent both the Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Iowa State University Education Association during the council’s monthly meetings.

As the representative, Jill spent her time sharing what was happening in her clubs – such as philanthropies and social events – and bringing back what other club representatives shared. A job Jill thoroughly enjoyed.

“You’re the bridge of communication between your club and the college,” she said. “I liked how I could be exec for both clubs and play a bigger role in the College of Human Sciences.”

In addition to networking with clubs, Jill also decided to get involved in some of the events Student Council is in charge of, including planning Human Sciences Week and Cyclone Market.

“I like feeling more involved in CHS,” she said. “Everyone is willing to help and support other clubs. It’s an eye-opening experience getting to connect with students from different majors.”

Looking ahead, Jill hopes to stay involved in Student Council. Although she’s graduating in December 2017 and can’t serve a position through her clubs, she does want to be an at-large member and help the president’s committee.

“It’s a great opportunity,” she said. “You get a lot of chances to volunteer, meet students, and learn about the College of Human Sciences. Overall, it’s a great experience people should definitely look into.”