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Weekly Resolution – November 8

by KFC on November 8, 2010

Last week, Best Delegate‘s Ryan wrote about how Model UN helped him get into Yale and shared his tips on writing the college application essay, and Kevin spoke at CCCMUN about how Model UN helped him get into UCLA on scholarship. Ryan, Kevin and many other college Model UN leaders will share their success stories in the upcoming free eBook, How Model UN Can Help You Get Into College.

Highlights this week: Recap of the Contra Costa County MUN conference, an article on how top travel teams develop talent, and a week-long preview of one of the Top 10 Weekends of the MUN season featuring 12 conferences! Best Delegate will be liveblogging at three of the conferences: Rutgers’ RUMUN, Brown’s BUSUN, and UCLA’s BruinMUN!

Conference Recap

Contra Costa County Model United Nations (CCCMUN)

All the gavel winners at CCCMUN 2010

Best Delegate’s Kevin Felix Chan spoke at the Opening Ceremonies about Model UN being an inspirational experience, and it seemed that the delegates embraced the message and let success come to them! Check out Best Delegate’s liveblog from the conference:

Day 1 – Opening Ceremonies including Kevin’s speech; interviews with delegates from San Ramon Valley High School and Gunn High School; and photos from WFP, UNDP, and the African Union.

Day 2 – Awards; interviews with Secretary-General Golzar Ansari as well as delegates from California High School and Campolindo High School; and action from UNDP, WHO, IAEA, General Assembly, and the World Economic Forum.

California High School won the county Outstanding Delegation award. Gavel winners came from the following high schools: California, Gunn, Campolindo, San Ramon Valley, and De La Salle.

Best Delegate is looking for recaps from the Duke International Security Conference (DISC) and UCSB’s Santa Barbara Intercollegiate Model United Nations conference (SBIMUN). If you attended, you can help by submitting a recap here.

Strategies and News

Model UN is inspirational and can be a great topic for college applications essays

10 Tips on How to Write Your College Application Essay. Ryan breaks down the framework to writing a successful personal statement on the college application. These tips are particularly useful for those who want to write about how MUN is an inspirational experience.

Developing Top Travel Team Talent. Kevin continues the How to Build a Top Travel Team series with three ways to develop delegates: delivering top-notch training and development, setting up a mentoring system, and offering leadership opportunities.

NMUN NY Country Assignments are out! The National Model United Nations Conferences in both the Sheraton and Marriott released their country assignments this week. Check out the link for the matrix.

Upcoming Conferences

This weekend is one of the Top 10 Weekends of the MUN season and Best Delegate will be liveblogging three conferences this weekend: Rutgers’ RUMUN, Brown’s BUSUN, and UCLA’s BruinMUN!

Previews of all twelve conferences will be broken up throughout the week:

  • Monday: Penn’s UPMUNC and UC Davis’ DCCMUN college conferences
  • Tuesday: Brown’s BUSUN, Rutgers’ RUMUN, McGill’s SSUNS, and Penn State’s PHUNC
  • Wednesday: UCLA’s BruinMUN and Stanford’s SMUNC
  • Thursday: William & Mary’s WMHSMUN, IMUNA’s SUSMUN, Centreville High School’s CENMUN, and Georgia State’s GSUMUN.

Watch for liveblog posts throughout the weekend (Friday-Sunday) from Rutgers, Brown, and UCLA!

And to cap off a power-packed weekend, Best Delegate will be launching its free eBook How Model UN Can Help You Get Into College!


University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference (UPMUNC)


UPMUNC is one of the largest, fun, and well-run collegiate Model UN conferences in the world and the cornerstone for many travel teams’ fall schedule. This year’s conference is held November 11-14, 2010 and will feature nine traditional UN committees plus twelve crisis committees including the Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General and The West Wing. Conference social activities include the infamous DelegateFest, a new Delegate Brunch, and more. Sachi Sobti is the Secretary-General and leads a staff of over 300 volunteers to put on this conference.

Davis Collegiate Conference Model United Nations (DCCMUN)

UC Davis will host its second annual collegiate conference on November 13-14, 2010. The conference will feature three committees: 6th Legal, the Human Rights Council, and the Security Council. Similar to UC Berkeley’s BayMUN, this conference will allow newer delegates to dip their feet into the local college MUN scene. The conference Secretary-General is Claire Stanley.

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