Become a WTSA State Officer
If you are interested in applying to run for the WTSA State Officer Team, you should be currently participating in the Officer Mentoring Program. It’s not too late to sign up for the program, as we currently adding students.
Are you an outgoing, social, organized student in grades 8-11? Are you willing and interested in stepping outside of your comfort zone, and being loud and silly? Do you want to do lip syncs and skits and videos? Are you willing to write scripts, figure out materials lists, plan events, shoot videos, organize social media, and stay up late to meet WTSA deadlines? Can you lead by example, manage large groups of teens easily, and handle a crazy schedule while keeping your grades up and meeting your deadlines? Are you looking forward to building a tight-knit group with the other state officers, who will be total strangers? Do you think that the Technology Student Association is the place for you to shine? If so, you are a perfect candidate for a WTSA state officer.
Being a TSA state officer requires a time commitment of quite a few hours throughout the entire year, lots of effort and not necessarily a lot of recognition. TSA state officers have to have excellent time management skills. You have to be passionate about TSA. This is not a position that you apply for just to look good on your resume or to stand up in front of people for the recognition. The position requires a year-round commitment, with an average of 5 hours a week. Some months will be 100 hours and others will be minimal hours.
TSA state officers have to be willing to put in the work, without a lot of praise. They have to be able to meet deadlines, because each officer will have areas of responsibility and jobs that need to be completed. This is a job and there are consequences if that job isn’t completed. TSA state officers also have to be willing to work as a team, to want to build those friendships, and trust. The state officer team is six high school students with differing opinions and events are not always going to go your way. You have to be willing to do things that the group decides on and take the time to build those bonds. TSA state officers have to communicate regularly with the Executive Director and other state officers. Some deadlines will have a short turn-around, others will be longer. State officers will be doing a lot of planning, execution, set up, cleanup, practicing, and probably some arguing!
State officer applications for the 2022-23 school year are available below.
Deadline will be February 24, at 5:00 pm
Travel WILL be required of state officers, even with pandemic restrictions and precautions. If you, or your parents, are not willing to have you travel, then this is not the year for you to apply to be a state officer.
2022 Candidate information packet
2022 candidate application Form
2022 Additional forms