Student Stories

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Emily Austin

Gretna, NE

There is something so special about being able to give advice and knowledge to create a community of students.

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Seth Caines

Hanover Park, IL

I gained different experiences from the two different organizations, but both have elevated me as a student and a future worker.

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Sarah Carlson

Rapid City, SD

Campus Recreation has helped develop me into the strong and confident woman I am today.

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Yahaira Castro

Being involved in all the organizations that I am involved in has made it a lot easier to be able to keep my constant motivation – and Kappa Delta Chi especially.

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Cameron Collier

Marysville, KS

The amount of connection that you make through ASUN is insane but also the friendships that you have are near and dear.

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Hunter Godina

Saint Charles, IL

When I started college, I didn’t know much about suicide prevention or about mental health and advocacy in general.

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Alexis Goodenberger

McCook, NE

I like to think that the amount of effort you put in is the amount of experience that you’ll get out of it.

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Danielle Higgins

Dalton, NE

Being a member of a sorority has allowed me to become more confident in myself.

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Lydia Hoffman

Humboldt, SD

Serving as the president of the Residence Hall Association has led me to grow as a leader, mentor and friend.

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Batool Ibrahim

Lincoln, NE

I think the moment where my leadership and experiences as a student all honed together to really launch was when I founded the BSU Care Bags initiative.

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Taylor Jarvis

Lincoln, NE

The communications skills that I’ve been able to develop have really allowed me to set myself apart in internships.

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Madison Maloney

Las Vegas, NV

One on-campus experience has definitely been the learning communities peer mentor—learning all those soft skills like communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving are just so versatile and vital to the workforce and post-grad.

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Clarissa Mason

Huntley, IL

I think the most transformational experience for me has been the peer mentor position for the Learning Communities. It’s allowed me to work with students in a much deeper, personal environment than I have before.

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Alex Neill

Nashville, TN

My favorite student experience with leadership that I’ve been able to take part of has probably been the student advisory board for the housing committee.

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Kara Peightal

Through Husker GROW, I’ve definitely been able to know my strengths a lot better. Get what I’m getting out of the job and actually acknowledge what I’m getting out of the job rather than going through the job, doing it and then going on not really knowing what I really got out of it.

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Ellie Russell

ASUN was incredibly impactful not just in friendships but in learning about leadership in general.

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Viangri Sontay Lopez

Grand Island, NE

I’m involved in so many things on campus now that I wouldn’t have been able to do if I didn’t start from the very beginning with NCPA kind of like giving me that carrot stick of ‘you’re going to do great things, but we’re going to have to push you to do those things.'

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Sophia Thomas

Through Husker GROW conversations, I’ve learned that I can use more conflict management, more leadership skills in my future. My major is political science, so I’ll be involved in a lot of group projects and talking to people that I don’t know and am not familiar with.

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Christina Trinh

Lincoln, NE

ASUN has really helped me figure out who I want to be as an up and coming professional.