With the Cohort Captain Elections being held in just a couple of days, today we bring you some insights into the running captains for the Camden Cohort.

Rayssa Valeria Da Silva

What are the cohorts?

Rayssa: They are

  • union
  • relationships
  • power
  • family
  • support

Why do you want to run?

R: I want to run because

  • I want to gather the team
  • I am a leader and I can help
  • I can provide support
  • We need to innovate 

What do you thing a cohort captain should be like?

R: A cohort captain should be

  • supportive
  • friendly
  • strait-forward
  • open-minded 
  • have a clear mind at all times to make decisions

Why would you be a good captain?

R: I would be a good captain because

  • Of the contacts I created along the years
  • I always want the best for the community
  • I have good communication between other students
  • I take it seriously my role and enjoy doing it in the process
  • I will make Camden a part of you, a second family

Why should the students vote for you?

R: I have what it takes to be a Camden leader. I already admire just having the opportunity to be a candidate for Camden and would be my pleasure to represent the blue team.

What will you promise to your cohort?

R: Always be there for when they need me and give my honest opinion and help in both academics and, if needed, in a personal way if they choose so. And also make this year events as fun a possible and interactive. 

What will you be willing to do to achieve those promises?

R: Brainstorm ideas for events and propose as many plans as possible. Also connect as much as possible with the group. 

There are many reasons of why I’m running to be captain of Camden, but the most important one for me is having the opportunity to represent Camden and have a voice for them, make mistakes and learn from them together and a team. Build a better and connected team as a whole and the way I would accomplish that is by communication, connection, union and support.

Jimena Pérez

What are cohorts?

Jimena: Cohorts are a way of belonging. I like to think of them as little families inside Hult that will care for you and will provide you with support and experiences that you will treasure for many years. They symbolize unity and strength, and they will allow you to create strong relationships between fellow classmates and colleagues. 

Why do you want to run?

J: I want to run for Cohort Captain because I am passionate about meeting people and doing things that challenge me to step out of my comfort zone.

What do you think a cohort captain should be like?

J: I think that a Cohort Captain should be someone that is fun to be with. She should be outgoing, lead by example and make people feel like they are part of something. 

Why would you be a good captain?

J: I know I would be a good captain because I always bring a lot of energy to the task at hand. I am a people person, I get well with others and this helps me understand them. Because of this, I’m able to identify the strengths and talents of others and I’m able to lead them successfully. Also, I understand the importance of listening to your team and being able to slow down if necessary. 

Why should the students vote for you?

J:Students should vote for me because I cultivate the potential in others. I will always try to encourage others and build on their strengths as well as letting them know in what areas they can improve.

I am an analytical person, I like to think things through but on top of that I lead with the heart. I am someone that values truthfulness and will look at all the possible options to achieve the objective in a respectful and honest way. 

What will you promise to your cohort?

J: I promise to stay true to myself, an optimistic, cheerful and easygoing girl. I will not stop at comfort and continuously improve and adapt myself to be the best leader you can have.  I will make your life and our Head of Cohort’s life easier. Most importantly, I will make sure that you have the best experience and you’ll make memories that will last you forever.   

What will you be willing to do to achieve those promises?

J: I will put my best foot forward in every situation. I am willing to go out of my way to listen and learn from the interests of my team to make their cohort experience as exciting as it can be. 

Lastly, I am willing to successfully carry out all the responsibilities that come with this position and not hesitate to ask for advice if I ever find myself in a difficult situation.

I am very good with assuming charge and I’m sure I am the right person to become their captain. 

Please do your closing statement.

J: My final message is:

We come from different countries, we speak different languages, but we are all here. From everywhere we could have ended up, we are here together in London, and we are HULT. 

My mission as Cohort Captain is to loyally serve Hultians and provide them the support that they need to become the best and most united cohort HULT has ever seen. 

Aleksandra Gaszewska

What are cohorts? 

Aleksandra: Groups whose members share similar characteristics, goals, and experience. Cohorts help people stay united and achieve success. 

Why do you want to run? 

A: I feel passionate about being a leader, I want us – STUDENTS – to have the best, possible uni experience. I love organizing events, brainstorming and coming up with new ideas. I want each of us to be better than we were yesterday and be more involved in the Hult community. In addition, I’ve served as a president and a treasurer in my high school- thus I believe that I have necessary skills and experience to run for this role which will help me meet your expectations. 

What do you think a cohort captain should be? 

A: First of all, the captain should be really organized – as s/he is responsible for the whole cohort and its well-being, s/he must meet deadlines, stay informed about current problems/ issues, be aware of all possible consequences of his/her decision making. 

Moreover, the captain should focus on the GREATER GOOD – even though captain may disagree with some ideas, still should respect others and focus on consensus rather than striving to achieve personal goals. 

In addition, the captain should be the leader – a person who supports other people, helps students make their ideas reality and make sure they participate in events that are organized. Creativity, patience and assertiveness are crucial characteristics of a great leader, who can make an impact on a given community. 

Why would you be a good captain? 

A: I already have experience in this area, I’ve always enjoyed being class’ president. I am truly passionate about being a leader, thus I do not have to force myself to organize events or participate in various activities. I simply enjoy creating new opportunities for people, helping them achieve their personal goals. I’m very organized and responsible. 

As I like talking to people, I’m aware of current issues and know what could be done better. Moreover, this particular trait makes me more approachable and thus, ALWAYS there for my fellow friends when needed. I make decisions through consensus, I like to listen to other’s opinions as well as value constructive critique which helps me grow as a person and as a leader. 

Why should students vote for you? 

A: Voting for me means choosing a happier university experience where we all grow together. I believe every single candidate for this role has a lot to offer, but will they actually keep the promise? Choosing me as your leader, means you are choosing a person you can TRUST and RELY ON. I want to keep the excitement about this school and community going, I want us all to be proud we belong to CAMDEN cohort. For me, this is not a cohort but a family and every single member matters! I can go to any length to make sure that my family is happy and satisfied. 

What will you promise to your cohort? 

A: I promise to inform you early about the upcoming events so that you can plan your day ahead and have the opportunity to attend them. I’ll make sure that every single person in the cohort gets a fair chance to showcase his/her talents and also get opportunities to improve them. I promise that there are numerous inter and intracohort competitions to encourage the participation and involvement of everyone in the community.

Maryon Hassanaly

What are cohorts?

Maryon: To me, our cohorts are like houses in Hogwarts. They were created last year to allow us to meet new people and to feel more integrated at Hult. They were also introduced to add some activities and fun in student life through events and competitions. 

Why do you want to run?

M: I’ve always liked the implementation of the cohorts and I met a lot of my current friends thanks to Camden. Thus I would love people to be more interested in cohorts and on what they could offer to every student at Hult because we could be achieving great things if we all try to commit more. 

What do you think a cohort captain should be like?

M: To me, a captain should, of course, have leadership knowledge. In this specific case, I think the captain should also be dynamic, outgoing, committed and creative. We need to improve our cohorts and the cohesiveness inside it, and this will be the main challenge of the captain. 

Why would you be a good captain?

M: As a student, I would like to have someone that can be serious, committed, and funny at the same time which is the best description of me. After my first year on my own in a new city and more experience though jobs and clubs such as Extravaganza, I gain in maturity and understands very well the meaning of responsibilities. Hence I do think I would make a good captain especially since I was part of the 2018’s intake last year which is the year that they decided to implement cohorts and I saw what was not working. So I know what mistakes to avoid and what key points to develop.

Why should students vote for you?


M: Students need someone motivated that can bring change, and I am that person. Not only I consider myself as someone sociable and outgoing, but flexible as well. I can adapt myself really easily and face any problems or decisions. But most importantly, I am caring. I care about students and what they want, and I will always be open to hearing what they have to say in order to improve their experience within the cohort. 

What will you promise to your cohort?

M: First of all, I will promise them the best student life with fun events whether in School or off-campus to get to know more people, and a second family in Hult. It’s always hard to be away from friends and family and I wanna make sure that every student in Hult is enjoying his college years. Moreover, with me, they will always be heard and their feedback will matter a lot in order to help us improve the system. 

What will you be willing to do to achieve those promises?

M: Honestly, anything. When I commit to something, I can become really stubborn and do everything and nothing to obtain what I want. Students will be safe with me.

Don’t forget to vote on Monday during the Cohort Captain Elections to decide who will lead the team! Also, stay tuned to see what the rest of cohorts have to offer!

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