Apr 26 2013
As the semester comes to a close I couldn’t be more excited about this summer. There have been many ups and downs this semester, but I’ve always overcome them and learned from the experiences. This summer I’m most excited about a volunteer opportunity I will be able to take part in and my first summer internship.
For a week in July I will be volunteering with the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge here at NC State. The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help high school students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. The students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal leadership assessment and interpersonal dynamics, role of values and ethics in leadership, civic and social responsibility, and goal setting among many other things. They will also have the chance to do some team building activities like the low and high ropes courses. My position will be that of a CMT, or Coach, Mentor, Trainer. I will serve as a role model for the students as they go throughout the week. I think this will be a great experience because of the people affiliated with the organization, and the values they are trying to instill in young people.
For the rest of the summer I plan to be working at an internship around Raleigh. I have always heard the more experience the better, so I feel like now would be the best time to start. That way I will get an upper hand on competition, and find out what things I like about my field and what things I don’t. With that being said, make sure you do something every summer to better yourself and to give you some type of learning experience. Have a great summer and see you in the fall!