Graduation Ball Lead Team: So Cheesecake?

As apart of LAS protocol each Leader Advancement Scholar is placed on a LEAD team for each academic year where they are required to attend meetings and assist in the organization and production of a certain event. This year I was placed on Graduation Ball, where I helped in planning the senior banquet for graduating Leader…

Dear Mentee

I have been the child for the past 9 months. Coming to college and being apart of LAS, I was the mentee to my incredible mentor Jenna (mom), and the one who got to ask all of the questions, make the inexcusable freshman mistakes, and be dependent on other people to show me the way….

LDR 200: More Than Just Another Class

This isn’t LDR 100 anymore, this is the big leagues. My second semester of college and my second leadership class taken with my cohort is coming to an end, where did the time go? The goal of this course is to better understand leadership theory, grow one’s conceptualization ability, and better implement philosophical ideas into…

The American Experience

In all that we do and say history is present, history is everywhere. We see it in the classroom, in the people we interact with, in the social norms of our society, and in ourselves. It is the driving factor of the decisions that we make whether we realize it or not, and it can…

Well Freshman Year… That’s a Wrap!

When they tell you that time goes by fast in college, I can assure you they are not kidding! I came in with expectations of how my first year would go, and although it didn’t turn out how I had planned, I wouldn’t trade these past 9 months for the world. If I met now…

The Aftermath of the D

Going to Detroit for a weekend long service trip was something I viewed as a group of college students going to help a less fortunate community. I had the idea in my head of us going and bettering the lives of others, and looking back on that now, I realize how selfish that thinking was….

Detroit Bound: Expect the Unexpected

When asked what came to mind when I heard the term ‘Servant Leadership’ immediately I thought of giving up part of one’s self to help grow and assist others. Growing up I have been exposed to a variety of experiences where I was put in a Servant Leader role, and each time my perspective on…

Finding My “Why?”

For our Leadership 200 class we were asked to watch a Ted Talk by Simon Sinek called “Start With Why?” In this he explained how it’s not necessarily what it is you are telling to people, showing to people, or selling to people, but rather the way in which you deliver it. He created a…

Live Intentionally

“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.” – Richie Norton Wake up. Go to class. Clock into work. Sit in meetings. Finish homework. Repeat. Life isn’t meant to be a cycle, it’s meant to be an opportunity for growth, innovation, changing perspectives, and forward thinking. So why…

Empowering Women: Hillary Clinton Style

  In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change. Hilary Clinton Political views aside, Hillary Clinton day in and day out strives to empower women in a world where they are being oppressed, and to me that screams leadership. In 1995 Hillary…

Leadership: Not a Decision, but a Lifestyle

Too often I feel people fail to see themselves as leaders simply because they ‘have never been asked to be one.’ If there is one thing I have learned growing up through all of the positions I’ve held and groups I have been apart of, it’s that you aren’t simply asked one day if you will…

Greek Life Changed My Life

Go Greek! If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times; “It’ll be the best decision you’ll ever make!” The day I stepped foot onto CMU’s campus, I knew I had to see what all the rave was about. Little did I know that filling out the registration and paying my $60.00 entry…