Leadership From a Student’s Perspective

As I near my graduation day, (yes I’m literally counting down the days and have a terrible case of senioritis), I have come to yet another moment of reflection about all of the amazing opportunities that have come my way since beginning at St. Edward’s University. To go from not having any opportunities to opportunities knocking at my door left and right is such an amazing accomplishment for me, and I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the support of my family, husband, and SOS family.
Recently, I was offered a position at San Juan Diego Catholic High School as their communications coordinator, and for the past month and a half I have been working to get this school’s name out in the community, as well as meeting some very bright and ambitious young students. To see the opportunity this school has given these students is so humbling and encouraging; it’s inspiring to know that there are people so young that want to make such a difference in the world.
Part of my job is to interview the seniors of SJDCHS, and find out what their plans are after they graduate from high school. Every single student that I have interviewed so far has been certain about what he or she wants to do after they graduate. To see that at such a young age is very impressive. It is comforting to know that these ambitious young men and women will be the leaders of tomorrow, in all facets of life.
My college experience, as well as interviewing these young students, has led me to wonder how young people (specifically new college students) view leadership, and what made them want to go to college. What made them lead themselves down new paths and experiences in life, and what have their leadership journeys been like?
The new series by SOS Leadership, Students Who Lead, will feature college aged students, writing about their leadership journeys, and the successes and trials they’ve been through to get to where they are today. I believe this series will be humbling to all its readers, in that, it will remind them of the times they were trying to find their own path to leadership.
Come back each Friday for a new Students Who Lead post.

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