SPECIAL EVENTS LEAD TEAM PT. 2

Last year I served on the Leadership Institute's Special Events LEAD Team as a member and had such a good experience that I applied to be a Co-Chair for this year. Read last year's blog here. Being active on a LEAD Team is part of my protocol as a Leader Advancement Scholar. LEAD Teams are designed... Continue Reading →

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PROGRAM BOARD PT. 2

Last year as a freshman I got involved with this organization early on and fell in love with it. Read last year's blog here. I grew very close to the executive board and members so quickly I really felt like I found my place on campus. In my first year I volunteered at several events... Continue Reading →

COMMUNICATING AS LEADERS

Another requirement for the Leader Advancement Scholar and Leadership minor is COM 461L Communication in Leadership. Similar to LDR 200 this course was about theories and concepts centered around how leaders communicate to become more effective. I felt this course was the most beneficial so far in my Leadership minor coursework and LAS protocol. Walking away... Continue Reading →

PHL 118L REFLECTION

Required for the LAS protocol and Leadership Minor is Philosophy 118 Moral Problems. I never thought of myself as a philosophical person but I soon realized that it's beneficial to explore issues and theories in a philosophical manner. The topics discussed in class were utilitarianism, euthanasia, abortion, morality and religion, death penalty, sexuality, war, and... Continue Reading →

I’M A MENTOR?

Wow. Is it really my turn to be a mentor?? In LAS, we value relationships. We know that it’s essential to have strong connections with one another to learn and grow as young individuals, especially when you’re a freshman like me. Every year, the current freshman LAS cohort gets to take one (or more –... Continue Reading →

SPECIAL EVENTS LEAD TEAM

A part of my protocol for LAS is to be active on a LEAD team and since I'm pretty fond of coordinating events I chose to join the Special Events/Social LEAD Team. I had a lot of excitement for this team because our main purpose/goal was to provide unique and interesting opportunities for LAS cohorts and... Continue Reading →

TED TALK | SIMON SINEK

Simon Sinek began his investigation of how leaders inspire action by exploring what makes leaders stand out. He examined the way they think, act, and communicate and came to the conclusion that effective leaders start with "why". Sinek's quote, "People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it," explains how great leaders... Continue Reading →

LEADERSHIP = “YES!”

My professor for one of my leadership courses posed this question: "Does leadership come from a 'yes' or a 'no'?" I'm not going to lie, this question tripped me up quite a bit. I wasn't sure what it meant or how to answer it. Of course, my professor instructed that we either side with "yes"... Continue Reading →

PSYCHology

I took AP Psychology my junior year of high school and fell in love with the subject. For a while I was considering pursuing a career in psychology until I stumbled upon the event management world. It was so fascinating to me how much goes on in our brains and how it affects everything around... Continue Reading →

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