Leadership conferences are something that have consumed my life in the best way possible. From MASC/MAHS conferences to MYLead conferences, leadership is something that I have lived and breathed for over the past six years. Taking time out of my busy college life to attend a weekend at The Great Wolf Lodge for this year’s Connections Conference was one of the best decisions I have made (even if it was required to attend). This leadership conference helped me realize why I was at CMU to begin with and it reenergized the leader in my soul.
From hearing guest speakers talk about their experiences or giving us helpful tips, Connections truly brought CMU students together as a whole. I met people from all different Student Organizations and got to bond with them in a way I wouldn’t have if it weren’t for this conference. My LAS cohort and I got to experience a wonderful break from college for a while, but all whilst bettering ourselves as leaders so we could go back to campus feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of our first semester. I am forever grateful for the many opportunities the Leadership Institute has provided me with, this conference being one them. I recommend any CMU student leader that wants to learn how to better themselves and their community to attend this conference in 2017! If you click here you can find out more about the Leadership Institute and be on the look out for any updates for things to enhance your leadership skills.