We have a lot of leadership clubs and organizations that students can get involved with. They range from SGA, LaGrange Society, SOAR, College Ambassadors. There's so many opportunities. Being part of these clubs really helps you develop leadership skills,
Whether it's been my opportunities in SGA to work with an SGA advisor, to be able to be a leader, or working with my faculty who want to see me thrive in the classroom.
Working with SOAR, I gained lots of confidence. I'm really shy, so I was able to talk in big crowds and things of that nature. I really gained confidence in a way that I hadn't had it before.
ROTC helps me develop my leadership skills by actually putting me out in front of our platoon by conducting physical readiness training in the mornings, or when we conduct our labs out in Westmoreland, or wherever we go to have classes. That teaches exactly what a leader looks like, and how we really need to mirror that, especially if you want to be a leader in The Army.
So being in a leadership position amongst my peers has been challenging, but I've learned a lot just by being in these roles. These leadership roles hold you to a higher standard. I feel like at UNA, they do a really good job. Especially when you are networking and talking to different people, meeting others on campus, your advisors and people above you hold you accountable. And when you're in that role, you're in that role, and so it's really a great way to gain professionalism. As well as academically, too, it helps you whenever you're going to get a job or an internship later.