Mentoring my Mentee

This year, I had the honor of mentoring Emily Phelan through her first year of college. The year started out a little rocky just because I was out of state for Em’s first semester of college. I remember how difficult it was for me to adjust to college my first month, so I felt bad not…

Illinois + Children

One of my RSO involvements this year is my alternative break trip! This is the second trip I’ve been a part of. Last year I went to Immokalee, FL to focus on elementary education. It had such a lasting effect on me, I decided to participate in another trip this Summer. I knew I wanted…

Choose to Include

The week of January 30,  I chose to skip a week of classes to volunteer at the Michigan Special Olympic Winter Games in Traverse City.  I had done the Polar Plunge before on Central’s campus last Winter and I absolutely loved it. The Polar Plunge is a Special Olympics event that helps raises money to send…

Surprising Mentee

Ever since I knew I was going to Disney World for the first semester of my sophomore year, I knew I’d be missing my mentee’s first semester at college. I knew I’d be missing family dinner dates, helping her schedule, all the stuff mentors do for their mentees during the confusing first semester of college….

Hot Dog, I’m Moving to the Mouse’s World

It really hasn’t sunk into me yet that I move to Orlando, Florida this Friday. THIS FRIDAY. As in, TOMORROW.  I come back around the first week in January of 2018. I’m so beyond excited to learn what it takes to run a company as powerful and as successful as Walt Disney did. There, I…

Finding Mentee

Mentee, Hey there, I promised you this blog post a while ago before you knew who I was, sorry it was a little late! I know your first impression of me was horrible. Meeting you was a wild goose chase for Teddy, Katie, and myself. I’m not sure if I told you when I met…

Adventure is Out There

For my first week of Summer vacation, I got the privilege to spend it with 11 other Central students in Immokalee, Florida. We went on an Alternative Break for the issue of education. Being a future educator, I was thrilled when I got into the break at 7:30 am. From there on out, we had weekly meetings talking…

My Freshman Year: COMPLETE

Freshman year had a bunch of whirlwinds of emotions. I’ve gone through a lot this year, some thing people won’t experience in a lifetime. Starting from the beginning, I moved in with my bestest friends, and we had the awkward uncomfortable roommate talk of “are you okay with having people over after midnight?” and all…

Leadership With a Chance of Potatoes (pt 2)

After we were done with Jalen Rose, we drove to Quicken Loans to have a presentation along with pizza (YAS)! We had a presentation on why we should apply for an internship at Quicken Loans for the upcoming Summer. Everything was amazing, if I weren’t so busy this summer I’d move out to Detroit to…

Leadership with a Chance of Facilitating (pt 1)

Detroit is one of those cities you think of and instantly start talking trash about. You talk about how much poverty Detroit is in, or you talk about the danger of being in a city like Detroit. You think about the crime rate. We all look at Detroit and see the bad things. I fell…

I Mean…Naw……

Leadership puts you through a lot of decision making. You have to decide what’s best for your group as well as yourself, and you have to decide whether or not to step in when participants are working together to resolve a problem. If you ask me, I’d tell you time and time again, leadership depends…

PRE- D

As I prepare to take off, I gather my bags, cram last minute for my exam, and I’m getting hyped up. LAS takes a annual trip to Detroit in the second semester to educate future leaders on the leadership skills we’ve learned this year. In Detroit, poverty is such a big issue. There’s a lot of…