I am officially halfway through my time as an undergrad at CMU! It’s been another great year, and I am proud to see a lot of my hard work finally paying off. I wanted to give the blog a bit of an update of what’s to come in my life/where I’m at right now.
First and foremost, I recently completed the last of my four prerequisite classes for the Communications Disorders major! Back in March, I applied for the major (mine is one of few that requires you to do that), and I can proudly say I was accepted! I am on track to finish my major courses within three semesters… So fire up for that!! I can’t wait to see where the rest of my academic career takes my passions. Although the unknowns are scary, I have a feeling that everything will work out just fine.
Going into my junior year, I have gained some really exciting opportunities within the Leadership Institute:
- I will be returning to the Spark Leadership Series for my second year as a facilitator. Two of my roommates are co-coordinating the program, and I cannot wait to see the impact they make! There will be many changes this year, so I am eager to see how different it will be.
- I will also be returning to one of my favorite programs on campus: Leadership Safari! Team Seal will be making a comeback (with different participants, of course). I am so excited to return to CMU early and welcome over 2,000 freshmen to their new home.
- For my scholarship, LAS, I will be co-chairing the Homecoming LEAD Team. This will include doing planning and preparation for a tailgating event with current and alumni LASers.
- I am a recent LeaderShape Institute graduate, and I am very grateful for my experience (which I’ll be blogging about soon). I will be staying in contact with my cluster team, and we will be holding each other accountable for our goals throughout the year. I will also be looking to continue my involvement with this program as a facilitator of sorts, but that is a tentative idea.
- What I am most excited to announce, though, is that I got a job in the LI as an Office Assistant! CMU’s Leadership Institute has been the biggest catalyst in getting me where I am today, so I cannot wait to help contribute to the team in any way I can. I am so excited to get to know my co-workers more and gain some challenges to my weeks at school.
As you may also know, I am extremely passionate about the Alternative Breaks program. I am ecstatic to announce that I was just recently accepted for a Site Leader position! I cannot wait to go on more breaks as a participant, and now I can even look forward to the added challenge of leading a group! This will be a great leaning experience for me.
I know it’s a lot, but I have a couple more things I can’t forget to mention. I am planning to continue my involvements within A Letter for Better and hopefully Lunch Buddies!! I really want to do more with kids, as they are the age group I find my passions in, so I want that to reflect in my involvements. I will be looking into CMU’s program, PEAK, which is an after school program for kids in Isabella County.
So I feel as though I miiiiiiiight have enough on my plate for the next couple of years ((sarcasm intended)). I promise I will make my academics my utmost priority, but I really do feel passionately about everything I am involved in. These opportunities, although months away, are already getting me so excited. I plan to make the most out of my time left at CMU, and I’m pretty proud of what I’ve accomplished so far.
Until then, I will be spending my summer nannying and marathon training. I feel the same for both: very excited and prepared for the challenge, but a little anxious. In between all of that, I will be spending lots of time with friends and family and going outside as much as I can. Happy Summer!