I’m a Leader Making a Difference

The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center has turned into one of my absolute favorite involvements of CMU, but it started as my most intimidating. Most specifically, the Alternative Breaks Program. You know when people tell you to take a leap outside of your comfort zone, and you might just love what happens? Because this is [...]

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ALFB: E-board Edition

During my freshman year of college, I found my niche on campus. "A Letter For Better" was warm, welcoming, and I knew it was for me. I chose to run for the club's Treasurer position so I could play a larger role in the organization. Over these past two semesters, I got to serve alongside [...]

B.D.- Before Detroit

Living in northern Michigan, I have been blind to a lot of the issues Detroit has gone through. I've always known that it took a turn for the worst, but I didn't know when and I didn't know why. Detroit isn't something connected to me personally, so I never went out  of my way to learn the history [...]

“YES (wo)MAN”

Does leadership come from a "yes" or a "no"? My initial thoughts were: "No. Leadership comes from a "no. Leaders have to make tough decisions, and saying no can sometimes be difficult to do." However, the more I've researched and looked into it, my thinking was completely wrong. A leader might be able to make [...]

5 Things We Can Learn About Leadership From Jimmy Fallon

1.) Be Relatable  - One of the best things about Jimmy is how he reaches out to his audiences, and seems genuinely interested in everyone he encounters. One of the reasons he was such a wide fan base is because he is so in-touch with modern media, and his audiences. He has such a wide [...]

Get Connected

Connections Leadership Conference is full of insightful speakers, and dynamic workshops that guide you in a positive leadership direction. During the conference we were given the opportunity to make connections with other leaders at CMU. However, it wasn't all work and no play, we had most of Friday evening to ourselves. The conference was held [...]