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…

Oppression​: Roots and Impact

Privilege. What an interesting concept. We come into the world not choosing our gender, the color of our skin, our abilities, our sexual orientation etc. and yet these things play such a large role in the opportunities we are given. To think that so many acts of violence and hatred stem from the prejudice of…

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)…

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…

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…

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…