Many people think that Model United Nations is only for Political Science students. But as a Finance major with a minor in Economics, I was intrigued by what I had heard was an intense experience. I decided to challenge and improve myself by taking this course before I graduated.
Attending the 2016 National Model United Nations conference in New York was the greatest decision I have ever made. I overcame many fears, but I also unlocked different skills I never knew I had. While preparing for this conference, I improved my research and public speaking skills, learning how to create speeches on the spot without becoming overwhelmed by stress.
I also gained a new view on how diplomacy works. I realized that diplomacy is not just what I would read in the books or see in the news. During the conference, I enhanced my networking skills, made new friends from many different schools all over the world, and created new memories. Diplomacy is a way to manage international relations to work together to create solutions that make the world a better place. I believe this is an art of how to deal with people in the most effective and creative way.
One does not have to be a certain major to participate in something great. Model UN not only prepares you for the conference, it prepares you for life. Now I feel more prepared to apply what I learned to the world of business.
– Channell Williams ‘16