Mentorship Program

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Using my leadership skills, I feel I have made a tremendous, positive impact at both my high school community and my university community at Grand Valley State University.

While a student at Detroit Catholic Central High School (CC), I made an impact through establishing a leadership club called “Shamrock Lead.” The club is based on the values of leadership, service and mentorship. These three values were put into action by holding monthly leadership forums between students and faculty, participating in monthly service projects, and creating two mentorship programs. The mentorship programs I created were The Fr. Ned Donoher Mentorship Program, bringing together incoming freshmen and upperclassmen, and Shamrock Connect, facilitating connections between current students and school alumni. A true definition of leadership is being able to take
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This past February, I was granted an appointment to Grand Valley State University’s Student Senate as a part of the Educational Affairs Committee. GVSU’s senate is composed of 44 hard-working and passionate students, all working to better GVSU by taking the opinions of students and working on projects to improve the well-being of all at Grand Valley. A project I am currently working on is a mentorship program for undecided students or for those who need more clarity in choosing a major. Through my conversations with many students and my own experience, I’ve learned that choosing a major requires much guidance and research. The program I am developing is meant to match students with upperclassmen and alumni who are knowledgeable in a major of interest. They can provide the student with advice regarding classes, internships, and career paths. I hope to continue working on this project to have an impact on future GVSU students who need guidance on the very important decision of a

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