Leadership Safari Guide

This year I had the opportunity to serve as a Leadership Safari Guide. As a safari guide, I acted as a leader and a mentor to 10 new Central Michigan University students and program participants during the 5-day Leadership Safari Conference. I helped participants in becoming acclimated to the campus, learn new ways to communicate…

Competition Day: Where it all Begins

This year I had the opportunity to serve on the Competition Day Lead Team. My role was as room captain where I ensured that each room was ready for the day’s activities and assisted in finding anything they were missing. My involvement in the Lead Team was very minimal because, in all honesty, the Lead…

Science, Technology and Service… Oh My!

Over Christmas break this year I had the opportunity to Site Lead 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…

Sparked Up for Year 3

This year, I had the opportunity to grow even more within the program I have such a special place in my heart for, the Spark Leadership Series. During my fall semester, I served as one of the five coordinators for Spark. I began my involvement with Spark two years ago as a participant during my…

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…

The Language of Leading

Com461L: Communication in Leadership was taught by a true shining light on campus, Professor Elizabeth Carlson. Taking this class with my LAS cohort was something that made this class easy to participate in, interesting, engaging, and with the Leadership of Professor Carlson – something I took a lot away from. This class opened up the…

PSC105: Aware and Informed

Political Science is something that has always peaked my interest, driving my desire to pursue law school in the future. Therefore, when I found out that PSC105: Intro to American Government and Politics was a required class for my Leader Advancement scholarship, I was intrigued. This class was not set up in the way many of my…

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…

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)…

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…