Essay For University's Honors Program

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One of my favorite quotations is from John Wooden, former coach at UCLA; he states, “The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” I am a perfect fit for Marquette University’s Honors Program because I am a natural leader, a strong communicator, and a well-rounded individual. Throughout high school, I have served in several leadership roles that have shaped me into the person I am today. I have been active in student government, most recently as student body president. In this role, I communicate directly with administration, teachers and students, influencing and leading activities such as fundraising, social and spiritual events. In sports, I am a captain of both the basketball and track and field teams. In addition, I am a leader of a student-led organization called Franciscan Friends that interacts with retired Franciscan Sisters. Through Franciscan Friends, I have learned the importance of giving back. I believe this virtue is central to the Jesuit message. These leadership roles reveal my ability to take initiative, and to communicate across all age groups. I believe that participating in the Honors Program will empower me to continue pursuing leadership …show more content…

In the world of Twitter and Facebook, solid social skills and the ability to communicate clearly with my peers and professors, both online and face-to-face, is critical to adding value to the Honors Program. My involvement in different activities has taught me how to interact with diverse sets of people. For example, being student body president has taught me how to be a liaison between adults and teenagers. This type of communication involves organizing, directing and managing. As captain of the basketball team, I lead and motivate teammates both on and off the court, which requires positive communication. I believe my ability to communicate with people will be an asset to the Honors

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