University Programs Council, or better referred to as UPC is an organization that works hard throughout the year to promote unity throughout Auburn University. It consists of 11 committees that strive to meet the programming interests of Auburn's students. It is a student-led programming board, and these members create the awesome events held on Auburn's campus that allow students to take a break from studying and enjoy this resource on campus.
The Assistant Director of Research, Sydney Murphey, filled me in about UPC. She informed me that they are the ones behind the scenes of the Spring Concert and Tiger Nights which are two huge events created by UPC. Other events hosted by UPC include: cooking workshops, Open Mic Nights, Art Projects, speakers and comedians and even Stadium Movies! Members work hard all year to create a unique experience with each event.
Students hold valuable positions in this organization that can be used for relative experience in the work force. Members are also held responsible for creating ideas for these events, and then executing them. Committees are formed at the beginning of the semester to publicize and inform about the events that are to take place. UPC allows students to have their voice heard while learning valuable hands-on experience in planning, executing, and maintaining a budget.
UPC is a wonderful educational resource because this program teaches you something the classroom cannot. While working in UPC one can gain actual knowledge of what planning and executing feels like. The skills learned while gaining experience in this organization can easily be transferred to a career. The students at Auburn University are future employees, and UPC is a great way to gain understanding in skills used in the work field.