Sigma Alpha Epsilon Year 2

As I look back on the past two years of being a part of a chapter that I can call my home away from home, I reflect on not only the growth that I have experienced personally, but I look at the change that I have seen within the chapter as a whole. Now, disclaimer:…

More Than Just a Mentee to Me

Sitting here at the end of my second year trying to put into words my experience of being a mentor is close to impossible. I think to myself and forget that being a mentor was part of my protocol because not once has it ever felt that way. When choosing a mentee I didn’t really…

American Sign Language (Society)

As I finish up my last semester taking actual sign language classes, I want to reflect on some of the things that I have learned and experienced being an American Sign Language minor. When I first came into college, I knew that no matter what major I was going to pursue, I knew that I…

Leading Through Communication

“The art of communication is the language of leadership” -James Humes Communication is an aspect of life that is used every single day when interacting with other people. Being able to communicate effectively is something very important not only when being a leader, but when interacting with others on a daily basis. Before entering COM…

“Fighting for a Stronger Flint”

Growth and always learning about different places in this world is something that everyone needs to be educated on and to experience in life. Sometimes I feel as if I’m stuck in a little bubble. I only really know about life in the places that I live whether it be my hometown or my school,…

Thoughts on Being a Mentor

When I think of what a mentor is, the first thing that comes to mind is someone who can help another person by giving them their knowledge and wisdom within a certain topic or experience. I think of someone who can be almost a role model for that person. As I am finishing out my…

Lead with a Purpose

My first semester of college has been such a year of growth and development. I thought coming into this past year, I had a good understanding of what leadership is and what it means to be a good leader. I mean, I was accepted into one of the nation’s best program for leadership students, I…

A Diversity of Leaders

Throughout my life, I have gained the knowledge that their are many different kinds of leaders. Whether it be their personality or their leadership style, everyone has their own way of being a leader. One day in my leadership class, we had the pleasure to hear the stories of a few different leaders that are…

Learning lesson through tough experiences (HST110L)

Spring semester of your freshman year; the time where everything begins picking up the pace. The first semester was definitely for learning and adapting to the new world that is college, but once you have that first few months under your belt, the stress level definitely increases as you move forward. As part of our…

Mt.P meets Detroit

Who knew that you could experience so much in only two short days. The amount of inspiring, eye-opening, and learning experiences that I had on this trip was something that in some parts can’t describe in words. This was one of those times that you could only learn through experience and living through it to…

Thoughts Before I Enter the City of Detroit

As I entered my journey of being a Leader Advancement Scholar, I looked at all of the different things that I would be experiencing during my time at CMU. I noticed that as a cohort during our second semester freshman year that we would be going on a trip to Detroit. I saw pictures from…

Finding My ‘Why” Statement

When you go through your daily life, do you ever stop and think of why you’re doing something? What is the purpose of the action that you are carrying out? Realizing the meaning behind everything you do is the first step in finding your why statement and the Ted Talk by Simon Sinek: How Great…