Not What I Expected – A HST 110WI Reflection

When I scheduled HST 110WI The American Experience for my fall 2017 semester, I wasn’t exactly sure what this class would be like. Since the rest of my LAS cohort took this required minor class in the spring of 2017 while I was working in Walt Disney World, it was my time to finally experience the…

My “Why” Statement

In LDR 200, we were required to watch the “Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action” TED talk. Throughout the talk, Sinek placed a major focus on the idea that “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” This concept is explored through the ‘Golden Circle’; the What, How, and Why…

Putting Others In Front Of Praise

Having a background as a performer, I am definitely someone who appreciates a nice round of applause. I mean, my love language is “words of affirmation”, so if anyone ever has any kind or positive words they would like to share with me, PLEASE DO! Haha! What I’m trying to say is I wholeheartedly understand…

Leader Reflection: Bob Iger

January 24, 2006 “The Walt Disney Company purchases Pixar Animation Studios for $7.4 billion.” August 31, 2009 “The Walt Disney Company to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion.” October 30, 2012 “The Walt Disney Company to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd., for $4 billion.”  December 14, 2017 “The Walt Disney Company to acquire 21st Century Fox, Inc.,…

Revisiting the Past to Ignite the Future

High school made me into who I am today. Without the amazing staff at L’Anse Creuse High School North, I wouldn’t be the same, and I am forever grateful for the life lessons I learned while enrolled there. There is no way to describe the incredible amount of love I hold in my heart for…

Teaching Me How To Debate – A COM 267L Reflection

As a requirement for my Leader Advancement Scholarship, I took a debate class during my first semester of college, and I can honestly say that it was arguably the best! Haha! Not only did I learn many interesting facts about the history of debate, but I also learned how to properly debate an issue at…

Encouraging LAS – An LDR 100 Group Presentation Reflection

As an assignment for my leadership course this semester, we were placed into groups and given books on different leadership theories that we would later do a presentation on for the class. My group was given the book, “Encouraging The Heart: A Leaders Guide to Rewarding and Encouraging Others” by James M. Kouzes. As you…

That Time a Water Park Helped Me Build Connections

In the beginning of November, I had the privilege of going on a weekend trip to Great Wolf Lodge entitled, Connections Conference. Hosted by The Leadership Institute, the conference brought together LAS members and other students leaders on campus to discuss relevant issues in our communities with an intent to create strategies around these problems in order…