Left to right: Gina Jadelis, Meredith Farrell, Croix Laconsay, Alexa Abrams
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Major: Fashion Merchandising
Minors: Business, Product Development
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined the Emerging Leaders Program and NSLS to learn more about leadership and get involved on campus. Through the programs, I have gained insight on how to communicate clearly, effectively lead a team, and prioritize to avoid the stress that comes with leadership - all of which will prove valuable in the future.Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am a member of the Marist College Ambassador Program, Singers, Campus Ministry, National Residence Hall Honorary, and I am the Vice President of Student Life Association. In addition, I am a blogger for Admissions and participate in several community service programs through Marist.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: The Emerging Leaders Program and NSLS offer workshops that not only help with the stress of college and the process of learning to be a leader, but also prepare students for the professional world. Through these programs, you learn and practice networking skills that are crucial in job interviews and other professional settings. Personally, I made some great friendships through the program and have learned more about myself than I ever imagined I would through a single program.
Majors: Chemistry, Philosophy
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP/NSLS to grow as a leader, and as a student, while having the opportunity to network with other great Marist students. Constant exposure to leadership guidance and motivation is key to success. Therefore, I pursued higher goals and sought to participate on the executive board.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: In addition to being involved in ELP/NSLS, I am also involved with the Campus Ministry board, Toastmasters International, community service, and the American Chemical Society board. To anyone interested in networking, becoming deeply involved with the clubs you're in tremendously fulfills that goal if you remain passionate in what you participate in.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: ELP/NSLS is the one organization on campus that allows students to take time out of their day to focus on improving themselves, for themselves. This organization helps students improve as leaders in a society that seldom emphasizes the importance of leadership development. Not to mention that it is a phenomenal resume builder.
Major: Communication (Concentration: Sports Communication)
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP and NSLS because I believe that leadership is one of the most important skills to master while in college. Leadership is essential to becoming successful while in college as well as after graduation. Through ELP and NSLS I have enhanced my leadership skills and learned how to best communicate with those around me.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am a member of the Marist College Ambassadors Program, Marist College Television, Campus Ministry, Communications and the Arts Club, and Intramural Women’s Basketball.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Marist students should get involved with ELP and NSLS because of the immense opportunities to learn and grow that the program offers to students. The workshops held through these programs help develop leadership skills and prepare students to be successful throughout their lives. For myself, I have met many great friends through the program and have seen myself become a better leader and a stronger communicator.
Major: Communication (Concentrations: Public Relations, Advertising)
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP/NSLS to learn how to become the most effective and well-rounded leader I can be. I wanted to enhance my leadership skills and network with like-minded individuals, and ELP/NSLS has given me an opportunity to do so. Through my involvement with ELP/NSLS, I've learned incredibly effective leadership skills that will help me become successful in my future career.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am a member of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), Communications Arts Society, and Advertising club. In addition, I'm a contributor for Marist's school newspaper, The Circle, and a volunteer through my sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: No matter what career path you choose, leadership skills are essential to becoming successful. ELP/NSLS provides a great environment to refine your leadership skills and help you achieve your goals. Aside from learning from experienced leaders through workshops and telecasts, you are able to grow closer with peers who have similar interests, establishing strong friendships with other bright individuals.
Major: Communication (Concentration: Public Relations)
Minors: American Studies, Fashion Merchandising
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I always had a love for leadership and the ability to make an impact on a program or someone's experience. I knew that the Emerging Leaders Program would only enhance my leadership skills and help me make connections. I also wanted to learn different styles of leadership since one style may not work for everyone, and the best leaders modify their techniques so that their team could be the best it could be.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I currently am the PR Representative for Phi Alpha Theta Club, our history club on campus, and I am secretary of my dorm Marian Hall. I am also involved in Ambassadors which is a club of student leaders who help prospective students with their college decision process. In addition I am a member of Habitat for Humanity, Teachers of Tomorrow and the Student Programming Council. One night a week I also work at the Marist Poll.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: It's important to be able to communicate and work with others, and the ELP/ NSLS program helps students develop and enhance those skills. Lessons from ELP/ NSLS are applicable to clubs, friends and careers so there's really a variety of ways to use the knowledge from webcasts and workshops. Plus, you're always going to walk away knowing one new thing and that in itself is worth getting involved.