Working In A Community You Love

It’s 7:30 in the morning and my alarm is buzzing. Time to wake up and get ready for work! I know not a lot of people put excitement behind that statement, however, I am lucky enough to say I do. Waking up and going to work is an exciting task for me. Why? Because I […]

Everyone Plays a Role in Engagement: Finding Community Leaders

DFT Tip #35

“You have to meet Ms. Peaches! Everyone loves her. She takes time to talk with each one of us to really understand the challenges we’re facing. When I talk with her, I can tell she really cares about our success. She goes out of her way to help anyone who needs it.” When I first […]

4 Unique Virtual Events Hosted by Colleges

Believe it or not, I was really looking forward to wedding season this year. We had four weddings to go to and I was so excited to have a chance to wear four different pretty dresses and force my husband to dance with me. So I can only imagine how it feels for all the […]

Your Graphic T-Shirt is Begging for Connection

My brother and I were visiting a relative in the hospital. When it was time for me to go home, my brother offered to walk me to my car. As we walked  down the shiny corridors, we passed a room that had the door open. We noticed a younger man straight up staring at us […]

Serving by Example: Why Volunteering Can Change How You Lead

When I worked at Georgian Court University, we had four “floating holidays” where the university was open and it allowed for staff to stagger time off. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day happened to be one of those days. Except in my position. Each year, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., we would coordinate a […]

How Cedar Crest College RAs Raise The Tide

As an intern with Swift Kick, I learned about the Core Values and the their importance in every-day life. During staff meetings with my RAs here at Cedar Crest, I realize how each member of our team has used these Core Values without even knowing what they are. Recently they were planning out their Building […]

Self-Doubt in Student Leaders: Ways to Overcome Insecurity and Encourage Yourself

Students entering college face a transformative period in their lives. Going to university is many students’ first experience with completely independent everyday decision-making. Aside from going to class and making sure to eat, students are also facing enormously important internal hurdles. They are asking themselves questions about their values, their futures, and their identities. During this process, some […]

“You Won’t Go to College” – Sami’s Story Pt. 1

I have debated on writing this post for a while now. I am proud of my accomplishment, but I wasn’t sure if I was ready to share my story with those outside of my life. Then I realized that this community has become my online family. I love writing posts for everyone here to read, […]

Having a Clear Goal for Planning Campus Events

Having a clear goal is always ideal when planning events, even if it is just a small one (i.e. I want to have a conversation with at least 5 students to connect with them). Knowing your campus is always key as well, that way you can plan a day and time that fits when most […]

Ground Floor Community – Elevators Shouldn’t be Silent

Close your eyes and go back to the last time you took an elevator. How many of the strangers around you spoke? None, right? Did you all look at your phones and avoid eye contact and touching at all? Probably. That’s usually the case, and it works just fine. This morning, I walked into my […]