As a student, did you wish to be a class officer?

@reco13 (605)
Philippines
September 11, 2009 2:19am CST
When I was still studying, I always aimed to be a class officer. I wanted to be someone to rule and be followed by others. I have to set good examples of course, and I did. Since I was in grade 3 up to the time I finished college, I was an officer and it feels good. I think I had gained the trust of others. This is very fulfilling for me. I had developed my leadership skills since then and now I see myself responsible and dependable. How about you?
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
hi reco, when i was a student i never wish to be an officer nor select me to be.. but they still select and vote for me always, high school is pure muse thing only.. gosh, muse?? ahehhe, well i never force them to do it. it's their choice and just accept it.. janebeth.
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• United States
11 Sep 09
I'm a student right now, and although previously I had not much desire to rule whatsoever, this year I have found myself a Vice President of a small but strong-willed club. I have to say that I've enjoyed being a studnet of power so far, but my personality is one that will let other students take over if they believe they can do a better job than I can. I've been learning how to better manage my time between meetings and such, and I think it's been a major boost to my character as well. :D
@reco13 (605)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
Congratulations to you then classicemcegy. It feels good to lead others, isn't it? Just like you, I also enjoyed leading my class. I miss those days... However, you have to manage your time well since you aren't only taking care of yourself, but you have to consider the whole group. So good luck to you, Mr. VP. :)
• United States
13 Sep 09
Thanks for responding :D Yeah, it does feel good to be a leader :D I'm really glad I was able to become a VP this year.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
11 Sep 09
I didnt aim for it. For some reason, people would always elect me or vote for me. That's how I became the VP of the student council as well.
@reco13 (605)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
That's good. So I guess you are known in your school for having the qualities of a leader. I think people won't vote for someone they don't trust.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
12 Sep 09
I guess. Thanks for the response :-)
• India
11 Sep 09
hii... reco13. i am presently doing my graduation but i still love my school days.They were aussum................ya i was the head boy of my school for high school till intermediate and i know it was a really big deal to took the responsibility of such post ..............sometimes i got bored of it but....it was a pleasure when the school management and faculty praise me and give me respectable status ..........
@reco13 (605)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
Yes, that's the greatest accomplishment being an officer - getting the respect and recognition of the people you serve. I also miss those days.
@Emon66 (84)
• China
11 Oct 09
i want to be the monitor of my class.but i don't want others know.because i am afraid that if i can't complete my job.so , i haven't enough courage.
@Eisenherz (2910)
• Portugal
14 Sep 09
I'm not sure what you mean by officer...but I'll just say that it is really great to learn hard enough to gain the respect of others and be a leader. It takes responsability, of course, but it's much better to be on the lead of something, calling the shots than being down on the dirt.
@aerous (13465)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
When I was a student, my friend. I am a president of all the Engineering student in our school (from first year to fifth year) Because In our school there is an organization of Engineering students and it happen that they vote and choose as the over all president. I don't wish to be an officer but since they believe that I can perform and proper for that position. I accept it to share something what they believe in me... Have a nice day!
• India
12 Sep 09
I don't want to be a class officer, although its socially very respectable. But individually I want to be a entrepreneur making huge some of money :)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
Yes of couse...but then being a class officer is not easy..you have your responsibilities and you have to be a good example to others before they follow you...But the good part of that is that you gain respect and popularity as well....
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
I remember when i was in the Elementary, i was into the class and voted to be president but accidentally transferred to another section, and become miserable. then, i become an officer again in college, not that active, i became active how ever in the student council were i volunteered as a representative
• United States
11 Sep 09
As a student I did not necessarily desire to be a class officer, but I was always elected to a position. I held an office in my homeroom class from junior high until I graduated high school. Being elected to a leadership position does help you to take responsibilities as an adult. Since becoming an adult more than 40 years ago, I have held many offices at work and at church.
@adityalk (45)
• India
11 Sep 09
well i have only been a class officer only once and i didn't like the experience, well for me harassing and controlling class officers is better. trust me you will like it
@KaraKATAD (246)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
I would always want to be a class officer when I was younger and I would sometimes get the responsibility. Though, after going to a new school I found that I couldn't become an officer because they already had set officers and they didn't allow me to try my hand at it. I think that being an officer does help with your leadership skills and makes you a better person.
• China
11 Sep 09
Hi!I really don't think a class officer has the power to rule others.I'm now a senior student and a class monitor.Most of my reseponsibilitis are just give our classmate some useful suggestions and organize activitis of class.