Leadership Development

Safari Round 2: Guide Edition

After experiencing my first year at CMU, I'd have to say that the scariest part of college was the build-up to it. But thank goodness CMU has a wonderful program called Leadership Safari that made me feel more than ready to take on college. The five-day long leadership development conference was the perfect way for… Continue reading Safari Round 2: Guide Edition

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Leadership Development · Volunteer Work

My First, and Definitely Not My Last, Alternative Break

These past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. I had to study for finals, say goodbye to all my friends at school, and prepare for a week-long trip to Immokalee, Florida with 10 other CMU students. Now, I'm finally settling into my room at home and finishing up unpacking. But I'd like to focus on that trip… Continue reading My First, and Definitely Not My Last, Alternative Break

Leadership Development · My Thoughts, etc.

“College Has Changed You.”

Having grown up in a family with very strong values and a community of people who shared many things in common, coming to college was strange. I wasn't used to being around so many different people. The environment was something to get used to for sure, but I am so happy I experienced that change. In… Continue reading “College Has Changed You.”

Leadership Development · Volunteer Work

Hey, {Lettuce} be Lunch Buddies!

When I first arrived on CMU's campus, I knew I wanted to be involved in some sort of volunteer work with elementary-aged kids. I told my RA this while we were discussing my interests one day, and that's when she introduced me to the Lunch Buddies program. She explained that it was an off-campus mentoring program where… Continue reading Hey, {Lettuce} be Lunch Buddies!

Leadership Development

Relay for Life LEAD Team

The Leader Advancement Scholarship protocol makes it mandatory that recipients join what are called "LEAD Teams." There are many different teams, each specializing in an event that the Leadership Institute puts on. My event was Relay for Life, in which the Leadership Institute created a team to fundraise for the American Cancer Society and worked a table at… Continue reading Relay for Life LEAD Team