FAQs: Please feel free contact us if you have any further questions.
What does the interview process look like?
The recruitment process is a three part application. First, you will need to complete a written application. You can find the written application as a Google Form under the recruitment tab. Second, if you pass the written application, you will be admitted to participate in a mock MUN conference. Before this part of the try out, the executive board will host a few information sessions to explain how a MUN conference looks and answer questions. Feel free to reach out to any team members you meet or might already know. There are no dumb questions! Third, if you are selected for an interview, you will be interviewed by two or three board members. For the last two parts of the application process, we request that you dress in western business attire. The CMC MUN team is committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is accessible fair.
Do i need to have model united nations experience to join the team?
Not at all! CMC MUN applications are 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. Before the mock MUN conference for trying out, the executive board will hold a few information sessions in order to help you prepare for the tryout. At these information sessions, board members will deliver a presentation, answer follow-up questions, and be available after the presentation to talk. Additionally, once admitted to the team, the team's training manager and other experienced team members will help train you and answer any questions you might have. Although students with previous MUN experience may have an advantage, we are looking for certain qualities—not years of experience.
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 two to three days. However, you will also need to prepare for your committee during the team's organized group preparation parties and on your own time. We also have team practice once a week on Friday nights. Aside from that, the team's board may require a few miscellaneous hours throughout the year. For example, in order to prepare for McKenna MUN, the Secretary General might request that team members volunteer an hour of their time to help the team contact high school advisors for the spring conference.
How would you describe the team's culture?
The CMC MUN 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 Coordinator Internal. Moreover, the CMC MUN 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.