Education Session Reflection

On Thursday, 5 November I attended my first education session titled Ceo of you; making your impact felt on campus and beyond. Looking back at all the sessions I attended, this one was of my favorite. It focused on how we can make a lasting impact on our organization and leave it better than it was when you started. Also I really liked how they presented it was something we can use at our organization but also in whatever career we choose to have after we graduate. The 3 major things we talked about are leadership styles, mission statements, and important components of an organization.

The first thing we discussed shortly after we sat down was 7 habits of successful people derived from a book written by Stephen Covey on leadership and success. Of the 7 habits, I thought the synergize trait was most useful because used think breaking down tasks and working together to get them done works best. This is one thing I’d like to implement more at our programs.

Next we compared important parts of a company and related it to the structure of our organization. I was amazed to see how similar the two were. To sum it up a company’s product is like our services, a company’s SWOT analysis is like our program evaluation, a company’s brand is like our logo, the company’s employees are like our team, and the company’s investors are like our audience. It is extremely important that we focus on all these components because each of them impact the organization as a whole.

When we first entered the room we were given neon green sheets of paper by the session presenter. On my sheet was the Amazon mission statement which stated “To be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything…” We analyzed a couple different statements and then  came to the conclusion that what you do isn’t as important as how we do it. This is the other component I’d like to focus on within our PC team.

Ignore the thumb!

My blurry thumb might at the frint of this picture, but what is really important here is that I donated to the NACA’s fundraiser and got this wonderful snack bag, which is being put to good use!

Is it Really Over…

NACA has come and gone! So sad!! An experience of a lifetime is all I can say. With two final Ed Sessions, three showcases two CAMPs and an incredible closing awards ceremony all in one NACA day. BSU won many awards for our spirit, booths, staff, and our incredible president! I could not trade this conference for anything. Once a Bear Always a Bear! 




Everyone had a great time at lunch today, ate some great food, and maybe strengthened some relationships along the way… Sorry very sappy but these peeps are good peeps!

Day 3!

It was our last day at NACA today and it was unbelieveably exciting!!! Not only did three people from our delegation win awards, but as a group we also won two awards. I can’t even begin to explain the experience of NACA to someone who hasn’t gone. You can go online and look at the schedules and who’s performing and all of the schedules. But the real experience comes from the people you meet, the connections you make, and the energy of the conference. What you put into the conference is honestly what you get out of it. BSU (and myself personally) put a lot into the conference so we got the most amazing experience out of it.🙂