Year 2 is Almost Through

A lot has been happening as I finish up my second year here at CMU, so I figured it was time to make a little life update. First and foremost, I am so excited to announce that I have accepted a Marketing Internship with the Cadillac Area Visitor’s Bureau. Here I will be able to…

PRSSA: Advancing my Career

When I finally finalized my major and career interests, I knew that it was crucial that I got involved with organizations to further my professional development in my field of Public Relations. Because of this, I decided to become a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). This organization has brought me…

Got a Mentee – Gained a Friend ​

Being a mentor was something I was highly anticipating when entering college as a Leader Advancement Scholar. I could not wait to add on to my incredible family tree and help someone get acclimated to the program, and Central as a whole, just as my mentor Jenna did. The mentor-mentee process, for some, is highly…

Sparking Ideas for Student Leadership

We are back with the Spark Leadership Series: Facilitator style! After attending Spark as a participant in the Fall of my freshman year, I had the opportunity to come back and serve as a facilitator and help lead participants through the program. If you do not know, Spark is a leadership program put on by the…

Connecting the Dots on Campus Leadership

Each year the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute puts on the annual Connections Conference, an off-campus leadership development weekend where student leaders travel to Traverse City, Michigan. This weekend serves as an opportunity for students to network with individuals from other student organizations where they can exchange different leadership strategies they have implemented and brainstorm ideas…

Lions, Tigers, & Alligators? Alternative Break Addition

Over Christmas break this year I had the opportunity to participate in one of Central Michigan’s Alternative Breaks. The Alternative Break Program gives students the opportunity to develop into lifelong active citizens in local, national, and global communities through a variety of direct-service experiences on different social justice issues. How It Works How the Alternative Break program works is you…

Life’s a (LAS) Picnic!

Each year for our Leader Advancement Scholarship we are required to serve on a LEAD Team. Last year, I served on the LEAD Team to plan the LAS Grad Ball, a banquet celebrating graduating scholars. This year I was placed on the Lead Team to plan the annual LAS Picnic in the Fall for all…

Jumpstarting Sophomore Year

The second time around, and it’s gotten much easier. It’s week 7 already. Time is flying by, and I’ve been keeping busy. I have been back at Central for almost two months now and I already have so much to share, so here it goes. I’m a Mentor!  One of the first (and most exciting)…

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…

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…