At Union, teamwork isn’t just for athletes. I would never have become who I am today without the support of my teammates in ASB and Campus Ministries.
During my freshman year, I received an email saying Campus Ministries was looking for a public relations person, someone to make posters. I had no idea what I was doing, but I applied. Little did I know this experience would begin my path to leadership.
Through working in Campus Ministries, I met my friend Inonge who encouraged me to try public relations for Union’s Associated Student Body (ASB). She encouraged me to reach out of my comfort zone. “You’ll just make posters,” she said.
Turns out being an ASB officer required more than making posters, it required leadership. Attending ASB events seemed like a chore at first, but then I started liking hanging around everyone and meeting new people. I didn’t know leaders come in different types. I didn’t realize I could be a leader, too.
I started thinking about taking a semester off for a break, but when the financial vice president came up to me and encouraged me to fill his position the following year, I thought “There’s no way I could do that.” But now I am.
You never know how you’ll grow at Union. I’m still unsure of what the future holds. But I’ve learned to try new things.
Leadership is in all of us. Sometimes, it just takes more to discover your inner strengths.
Leadership makes a difference in an education
- Experience mentorship. At Union, our faculty and staff love mentoring students. Come build a professional network who can help you all the way from choosing classes to applying for that first job.
- Find your passions. I was unsure of what to study when I first came to Union. I signed up for what was interesting and discovered I liked business and financing. With more than 50 majors in 27 different fields of study, I’m sure Union can help you pursue your God-given purpose, too.
- Create memories with friends. As a student, you can join two clubs in addition to ASB. ASB and Student Services plan fun events for every Saturday night, such as rollerblading, cooking battles, dodgeball and much more. Clubs plan events throughout the year like Chipotle, the Lincoln Children’s Museum, soup suppers and more.
- Grow as a student. On Union’s campus, we value providing students with endless opportunities to serve and lead. Whether through a small group Bible study or planning events for ASB, you can have fun with friends while learning skills to last a lifetime.
Selina Jeong, senior business administration major from South Korea