Hello my name is Knox Martin and I am writing to new students interested in getting “plugged” in to a variety of organizations across campus. Being a student associated with Warnell, I am grateful to be included in many smaller clubs and groups. The ambassador program is phenomenal and being a part of such a gifted group of well-minded students has excelled my leadership capabilities. That being said, I did not just wake up one morning and have positions handed to me. They were earned through dedication, determination, and persistence. If you are a student and interested in any kind of position with responsibility, I have a few tips for you.
First, be approachable. Although we all have bad days, try your best to put on a smile and generally be interested in what others have to say and think.
Second, be able to navigate conversations well. Learning how to communicate with others well will go very far with faculty, staff, peers, etc. Warnell especially has had a few problems in the past with students not being as great as communicating as students from other schools.
Third, put your best foot forward. Know your strengths and weaknesses and how to utilize your strengths while minimizing your weaknesses. People don’t have to know everything about you. Convey your best qualities and people will know you by them.
I hope this column helps a student looking to fulfill a role and or position in any part of life. Thank you for reading. Go Dawgs!