FAQs: Please feel free contact us if you have any further questions.
What does the interview process look like?
Every applicant who fills out the tryout registration form and attends a tryout info session is welcome at tryouts! After tryouts, some applicants will be invited to return for a personal interview. Two CMCMUN leaders will conduct each interview. The interview will include questions that require you to reflect on yourself and your views, personally, as well as questions that require you to articulate oral arguments. No formal research is necessary to prepare for these interviews, as they are mostly an opportunity for CMCMUN leaders to get to know applicants on a personal level. Interviews are brief, and casual dress is encouraged! No need to dress up in the Southern California heat.
Do i need to have model united nations experience to join the team?
Not at all! CMCMUN recruitment is open for all students. In fact, there are many people who are currently on the team who had previously never participated on a high school or other MUN team before. Our tryout information sessions are specifically designed to teach applicants who have never done MUN before how to succeed in our tryouts. Additionally, once admitted to the team, the team's training managers and other experienced team members will help train you and answer any questions you might have.
What does the time commitment look like?
All MUN members are required to attend a minimum of two, all expenses paid conferences per semester. Conferences last an average of three to four days. However, you will also need to prepare for your committee during the team's organized group preparation parties and on your own time. This two-conference requirement does not apply to students studying abroad or to team members who have requested a "one-conference semester." We also have team practice once a week on Friday nights (7-9 pm).
How would you describe the team's culture?
The CMCMUN team is a tight-knit group of amazing people and values open-mindedness, kindness, good humor, and respect. The team's non-competitive, social activities are primarily handled by our Delegate Internal. Moreover, the CMCMUN team is committed to making sure that all team members feel comfortable on the team by upholding the words in our diversity and anti-discrimmination statements. We have made plans to partner with on-campus affinity groups to ensure that our team is actively anti-racist. Additionally, all team members are required to complete Teal Dot bystander intervention training, which is a program that teaches both students and faculty members to intervene in cases of power-based personal violence, including sexual assault, stalking, and partner violence.
What if I can't make it to an information session and have no previous Model united nations experience?
Please try your very best to be available and make it to at least one of the information sessions. If you can't, no worries! You can contact any of our team members through their school emails or you can find our president and vice president's contact information on the "Contact Us" page of this website. Please use this "Contact Us" function to request a recording of the session, so you can stay up to speed!