The Liaison Department in MASCA Victoria in my opinion is one of the most interesting, versatile and most exciting. This department went cold last year due to the direction that the previous council was taking but has since been revived under the current MASCA council leadership. In an effort to reconnect with students and become a council by the students for the students, the current chair and deputy chairperson has encouraged this department and under my leadership to facilitate MASCA re-bonding with all the Malaysian Student Organisation and affiliates.
So with the end of the boring introduction, I would like to introduce what the Liaison Department does for MASCA. The Liaison Department is in charge of maintaining a healthy relationship between MASCA and other organisations. Generally there are two audiences that we target to serve The first being our main priority and that is the Malaysian Student Organisations as we do represent all Malaysian students in Victoria after all.The second audience that this department will work with are the ASEAN student councils that are an integral part of the ASEAN AUSTRALIA AGENDA (AAA).
So what makes our department cool? Firstly it is the only department in MASCA Victoria that operates for free and that is something. Secondly, we meet lots and lots of people. The main job of those involved in the Liaison Department is to attend events of MSO and affiliates and talk to them, bond with them and hear out their problems. As such, to be in this department, what we need are personnel who are friendly, outgoing, patient and are willing to travel. During my term as the director of this department I did not attend all events but I still managed to keep in touch with all those affiliates by messaging them or contacting them out of events. As such you can see the communication is crucial in this department.
Now for those of you who wish to join and get the most of this department, you do not need much knowledge, you do not need to be the most cheerful person in the world, but what you need to be is the most caring, passionate and friendly person. Doesn’t sound really hard does it?
With this I shall end this blog post bragging about what my department does. If you wanna know more feel free to email or contact me. But remember once you are on board , this department will be a part of your life that you should be taking good care off. Thank you and have a nice day.
MASCA Victoria 2012/2013